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Subject: Barron's Weekly Index: Week of March 27, 2006 Date: 3/25/2006 8:15 AM
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BARRON'S COVER
View From the Top by Andrew Bary


Many of last year's favorites, plus some new blood, make up our second annual list of the 30 top corporate leaders from around the world. Hint: You may find investment ideas.

INTERVIEW
Still Energized by Sandra Ward

AN INTERVIEW WITH ART SMITH: There are still plenty of good values in the energy patch, even if prices for oil and gas stay flat this year.

BARRON'S FEATURE
Wendy's Super Value by Michael Santoli

All the excitement over Tim Hortons' IPO has resulted in an expensive stock. A tastier way to participate in Hortons' growth is through Wendy's, which continues to hold 85% of the coffee-and-doughnut chain.

BARRON'S FEATURE
Exceptions to the Rule by Lawrence C. Strauss

After their strong run in recent years, most money-management firms are priced for perfection. But there are still a few bargains left.

BARRON'S FEATURE
In a Class by Itself by Christopher C. Williams

By focusing on foreign countries where the appetite for higher learning far outstrips available schools, Laureate will likely remain one of the fastest-growing players in the for-profit education business.

BARRON'S FEATURE
Abracadabra? by Bill Alpert

Joel Greenblatt's bestseller, The Little Book That Beats the Market, is a great introduction to stockpicking. But temper your expectations of replicating its stellar returns. We test the "magic formula."


You Could Do Better by Frederic G. Marks

Beware the high costs of variable annuities. You're probably better off with a low-cost, no-load mutual fund.

EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
March Madness in France by Thomas G. Donlan

France needs a new labor law that eliminates job security and frees the French to compete in the world economy.



THE TRADER
Sidewinders by Michael Santoli


The S&P 500 feints and the Dow ends flat as bond yields call the shots.

INTERNATIONAL TRADER - EUROPE
Merger Madness by Matthew Curtin, Arindam Nag and Howard Wheeldon

Lucent-Alcatel talks advance.

INTERNATIONAL TRADER - ASIA
Blip Fix by Leslie P. Norton

Despite Microsoft's stumble, chip-maker stocks look set to rise on PC demand.

COMMODITIES CORNER
Chicken Prices Get Plucked by Curt Thacker

As bird flu nicks poultry exports, look for local bargains.

CURRENT YIELD
The Road Tolls for Thee by Jennifer Ablan

Why investors might like highway bonds.

THE STRIKING PRICE
Vegas Adventure by Kopin Tan

Station Casinos stock rises as it flogs new resort. Time for a call strategy.


UP AND DOWN WALL STREET
Famous Last Words by Randall W. Forsyth

After Bernanake explained why inverted yield curves don't matter, housing sales suggested otherwise. Mr. Softie to The General? A blue-chip junk yield. Hi, ho, silver.

ECONOMIC BEAT
Nab Crooks, Not Shavers by Martin Fridson


TECHNOLOGY TRADER
Long Live Cable, Phone by Bill Alpert


Nascent technologies like WiMAX and powerline broadband are still a long way from having the capacity to offer streaming video via the Internet.

PLUGGED IN
Freescale Could Feel the Heat As Motorola Seeks Second Chip Supplier by Mark Veverka

Qualcomm could win the high-margin slice of Motorola's chip business.

ELECTRONIC INVESTOR
Four-Star Brokers

We take a closer look at the online brokers that ranked best in our most recent survey. Is one of them right for you?


BARRON'S FEATURE
The Artful Investor by Suzanne McGee


How Steven Tananbaum and his team turned GoldenTree Asset Management into a top-tier hedge fund.

FUND OF INFORMATION
Snaring the Elusive Alpha by Jack Willoughby

A Duke professor handicaps hedge funds' chase for returns above the overall market average.






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