What You'll Net On The Web

One of the benefits of being a BUSINESS WEEK subscriber is free access to a trove of resources and information at our Web site, To register, all you need is the account number on your mailing label.

Only subscribers are able to see the entire contents of the current magazine and the two previous issues. And starting this week, we're glad to announce, subscribers can also easily search for and read--without charge--any story we've printed during the past five years.

As you read this week's Annual Retirement Guide, for example, you'll have access to our special reports on retirement published in 1997 and 1998--along with past stories on annuities, long-term care plans, and the best investment products and strategies. These are available in addition through America Online (keyword: BW).

We also invite you to our sister site, There you can browse an array of Standard & Poor's financial-planning resources. You can plug in your own numbers and expectations into S&P Personal Wealth's interactive financial planner and get a detailed asset-allocation plan to help you reach your retirement goals.

Of course, both BUSINESS WEEK Online and Personal Wealth can also provide you with broad investment information, ranging from risk- and tax-adjusted mutual-fund rankings to the Daily Briefing, with news and analysis that can help you build and protect your nest egg. We believe these online offerings will complement the timely and useful information and analysis we bring you in the magazine.


BUSINESS WEEK Editor-in-Chief Stephen B. Shepard received the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award when the Gerald Loeb Awards for distinguished business and financial journalism were presented on June 28 in Los Angeles. The Lifetime is given annually to a journalist whose career "has exemplified the consistent and superior insight and professional skills necessary to contribute to the public's understanding of business, finance, and economic issues."

Steve, who earlier this year was named to the American Society of Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame (BW--Apr. 19), joins a distinguished group of past Loeb Lifetime recipients including Barron's Alan Abelson, Newsweek's Jane Bryant Quinn, Fortune's Marshall Loeb, and The New York Times' Leonard Silk.

BUSINESS WEEK was a finalist in the Loeb Awards' magazine category for "Who Can You Trust?" our groundbreaking Oct. 5 cover package on the quality of financial information that comes from corporations, their accountants, and Wall Street analysts. The stories were reported and written by Nanette Byrnes, Jeffrey M. Laderman, Richard A. Melcher, and the team. The package also won an American University/Investment Company Institute Education Foundation Award for Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting and won a Deadline Club Award for best business reporting, presented by the New York City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The Computer Press Assn. honored us for two years running as the best overall general-interest publication, for our coverage of information technology.

And our Asian editorial team--Michael Shari, Joyce Barnathan, Pete Engardio, Dean Foust, Jonathan Moore, Sheri Prasso, and Christopher Power--was honored with the Overseas Press Club's Morton Frank Award for best business reporting from abroad in magazines, for a series of stories on the crisis in Indonesia.

We are very proud to have won these accolades, and we believe they are the result of keeping our readers in mind as we report and edit each issue.

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