COVER: The U. S. and Japan face off for 28
a politically dangerous trade row
A microchip no larger than a few grains of rice has produced one of the most serious disputes between the two powers since World War II. Tempers are growing short in both Washington and Tokyo, and diplomats fear that problems could escalate. Europeans are joining the fray, thus causing concern about a rising tide of global protectionism. See WORLD.
ART: A $39.9 million painting sends the 80
market to new heights -- or depths
Stunned by last week' s record price for Van Gogh' s Sunflowers,...