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Chipotle IPO

Tess Vigeland | Jan 26, 2006
Shares of fast-food chain Chipotle doubled today after its IPO. But even though Chiptole's debuting on the markets, the company remains under the control of its corporate parent, McDonald's. Tess Vigeland finds out why the Golden Arches is cutting part of Chipotle loose.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hamas victory

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 26, 2006
The Islamic militant group Hamas has won a big victory in the Palestinian elections. Their win may endanger the billion dollars in annual aid that Palestinians receive from the donor nations. Kai speaks to former Middle East negotiator Dennis Ross about the election's implications.

Saudi Arabia's poor choices

| Jan 26, 2006
Saudi Arabia's looking for energy deals with China and India... including drilling for new supplies. But writer and commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran says Abdullah's dancing with the wrong partners.

China protests

Jocelyn Ford | Jan 26, 2006
Last week, a series of protests in China over land confiscations turned deadly. Jocelyn Ford visited the town where the protests occurred, and reports on why they happened.

Please move

Amy Scott | Jan 26, 2006
In New York City, landlords and developers will to pay big money to convince you to vacate your rent-controlled apartment. It's worth it because it allows them to raise the rent, or build luxury condos. But as Amy Scott reports, the city may be paying a price.

Excise tax

Scott Jagow | Jan 26, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the colorful origins of the federal excise tax, and why it might soon be repealed.
Posted In: Economy

Super Detroit

Lisa Napoli | Jan 26, 2006
Business of sports expert David Carter tells host Lisa Napoli what holding the Super Bowl in chilly Detroit could mean for revenues generated from this year's Big Dance.
Posted In: Sports

Paid family leave in New Jersey

Hilary Wicai | Jan 26, 2006
New Jersey is considering a plan to provide compensation to employees who take time off from work to care for sick family members. But as Hillary Wicai reports, a similar program in California has yet to attract many takers.

No loans for commercial takings

Tess Vigeland | Jan 26, 2006
BB&T Bank, the ninth largest US Bank, has refused to loan money to commercial projects built on private land seized under eminent domain. The move is in response to a Supreme Court ruling that upheld the practice. Tess Vigeland looks at whether other banks will follow suit.

Top green-powered companies

Alex Cohen | Jan 26, 2006
Renewable energy sources are twice as expensive as conventional sources, but according to EPA, several major companies are increasing their reliance on green power. Alex Cohen tells us why.