Day Traders

Infographic ISSUE 35•37 Oct 13, 1999
Day traders–short term, high risk investors who buy and sell stock online from their own homes–account for a large, rapidly rising percentage of ...

Wild About Harry

Infographic ISSUE 35•36 Oct 6, 1999
Occupying the top three spots on The New York Times bestseller list and boasting more than five million copies in print, the Harry Potter books ...

Sega Dreamcast

Infographic ISSUE 35•34 Sep 22, 1999
Launched September 9, Sega Dreamcast sold 372,000 units in its first four days of availability, a record for a video game system. What are ...

TV Targets Teens

Infographic ISSUE 35•33 Sep 15, 1999
Encouraged by the success of such WB programs as Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, other networks are rolling out their own teen-oriented ...


Infographic ISSUE 35•31 Sep 1, 1999
Pokemon, or "pocket monsters," is taking America by storm. What do kids love about this Japanese cartoon show/collectible trading-card game/Nintendo video game?

Public Protection

Infographic ISSUE 35•30 Aug 25, 1999
In the wake of two more high-profile shootings, citizens are calling for new, stricter security measures. What does the government plan to do to increase ...

Nuts About NASCAR

Infographic ISSUE 35•29 Aug 18, 1999
With Drivers like Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt household names and a new contract with NBC in place, NASCAR's popularity is soaring. What is ...


Infographic ISSUE 35•22 Jun 9, 1999
Last week, computer hackers altered several U.S. government web sites, causing the temporary shutdown of Internet servers including those for the FBI, the Department ...

Getting Milosevic

Infographic ISSUE 35•21 Jun 2, 1999
A top-secret plan to destabilize Slobodan Milosevic's regime surfaced last week, with Newsweek reporting that President Clinton authorized the CIA to employ computer hackers ...

New Drug Sources

Infographic ISSUE 35•20 May 26, 1999
More and more Americans are turning to 800 numbers or the Internet for such prescriptions as Viagra, Propecia and the new diet aid Xenical. Why ...

Star Wars Mania

Infographic ISSUE 35•19 May 19, 1999
The top-grossing movie series in history, the Star Wars saga continues this week with the long-awaited release of Episode I--The Phantom Menace. What are the ...