Jan 24, 2006

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J&J mulls new Guidant offer

Jan 24, 2006
Johnson&Johnson is likely to escalate the bidding war over Guidant Technologies today. As Helen Palmer reports, the red-hot medical device market makes Guidant attractive, despite its liabilities.

Toyota seeks higher NASCAR profile

Jan 24, 2006
The Japanese automaker has announced plans to enter its vehicles in NASCAR's elite Nextel and Busch series, currently dominated by the Chevy, Ford and Dodge brands. As Bob Moon reports, it's more about marketing than racing.

European cartels

Jan 24, 2006
The culture of collusion and price-fixing is alive and well in Europe. But regulators have served notice the end of cartel activity is nigh. Stephen Beard reports.

Environmental Performance Index

Jan 24, 2006
A group of researchers from Yale and Columbia has devised a scorecard to rate countries on how well they manage their environmental and natural resources. As John Dimsdale reports, the US lags behind most of the developed world.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC