Trade, torts, taxes and technology headline America’s Business this week, as host Mike Hambrick covers the hot issues here and abroad. Tops is the status of the R&D tax credit, a priority for manufacturers that Congress is having difficulty reauthorizing. Guests are the NAM’s Monica McGuire and Gary Johnson, President of Ace Clearwater Enterprises in Torrance, Calif.
Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership and Mike assess the need for medical malpractice reform. There is a need.
Our weekly features step up on the Soapbox, wander over to the Factory Floor at Princeton Paper in N.J., and travel back into history, as NAM’s Hank Cox recalls the days of Eli Whitney. NAM President Governor Engler closes with the “Last Word” on educational priorities. (Hint: Hit the books!)
In an interview, U.S. Rep. Mike Sodrel, R-IN, provides the perspective on issues of a businessman-turned-Congressman.
A far-reaching discussion of Health Information Technology offers interviews with Ryan Streeter, a White House domestic policy advisor; Dr. Paul Grundy, Director of Healthcare, Technology and Strategic Initiatives for IBM Global Well Being Services; and Dan Pelino, general manager, IBM Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry. (Dr. Grundy and others IBM experts blog on Health IT here.)
And as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson completes his travels in China, we have David Wessel, Washington deputy bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, discussing the tough issues Paulson has been facing.
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