Oct 13, 2005

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Chris Farrell on mergers

Oct 13, 2005
Host Scott Jagow talks to financial expert Chris Farrell about the growing pace of global mergers. Concerns over looming interest rate hikes in the US appear to be driving the boom.

Gobbling GM stock

Oct 13, 2005
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's recent moves to acquire GM stock have many wondering what his strategy for the ailing automaker might be. Amy Scott reports.

Staking a stem cell claim

Oct 13, 2005
Most polls indicate broad support for stem cell research, but Washingtona€™s official stance is to restrict funding. Scott Tong reports that states are racing to fill the void.


Oct 13, 2005
The tech-heavy NASDAQ dropped 23 points Wednesday for its lowest close in nearly five months. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC