Getting information abroad.
For generations, the global business traveler's trusted source for news has been the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC), which maintains an army of reporters from Indonesia to the Arctic Circle. But tapping into BBC radio outside the United Kingdom has traditionally meant wrestling with balky shortwave transmissions. But no more: The BBC has put a site on the Web called BBC Online that blends text-based reporting with audio clips from BBC's World Service. Coverage of U.S. news is thin--CNN (http://www.cnn.com) does that much better--but for up-to-date reporting of international events, the BBC is tops. It's a must-stop for anybody doing business abroad.