Jan 18, 2006

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Assisted suicide law

Jan 18, 2006
The Supreme Court has upheld Oregon's assisted suicide law. Critics worry the law will encourage poor patients to choose suicide rather than burden their families with expensive medical bills. But as Sam Eaton reports, that hasn't been the case in Oregon.

Nikkei's plummet

Jan 18, 2006
A criminal probe into one of Japan's highest-profile Internet companies led to an early close on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for the first time in history. The market's directors declared "an emergency" of overloaded computers. From Tokyo, Steve Herman reports that before the early close, the country's benchmark Nikkei index had plunged nearly 3%.

Supersizing shares of Mickey D's

Jan 18, 2006
Hedge fund investor William Ackerman wants to boost MacDonald's share price by leveraging the value of the land that sits beneath each of its restaurants. He plans to take his vision to shareholders in a presentation today. Dan Grech reports.

Sneaky banking practices

Jan 18, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich bemoans a surprising bank practice that's keeping him from accessing his money.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC