May 3, 2006

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How's your Mandarin?

May 3, 2006
Hotel chains are pouring millions into new construction in China. But commentator Rudy Maxa says much of the investment seems to run counter to that nation's official Communist philosophy.

Tagliabue's legacy

May 3, 2006
Outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue wants to secure a team in Los Angeles before leaving his post in July. Cheryl Glaser looks at why it's been so hard for the nation's second largest market to land a franchise.

Ameriquest bows out

May 3, 2006
The nation's largest provider of sub-prime loans is laying off a third of its staff and closing more than 200 branch locations. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at why.

Burger King IPO

May 3, 2006
The fast-food chain makes preparation for its upcoming IPO, hoping to generate a market capitalization of more than $2 billion. Tess Vigeland reports.

Bird flu threatens Africa's chicken economy

May 3, 2006
While avian flu is still a big "if" here, other parts of the world are already battling outbreaks in their bird populations. In Africa, chickens are not only food, but an insurance policy against hard times. Suzanne Marmion reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC