This Week on America’s Business

By December 1, 2006General

America’s Business talks trade this week, following up on a recent Commerce Department business development mission to China. Host Mike Hambrick interviews two prominent NAM members who traveled on the mission: NAM Chairman John Luke, chairman and CEO of Meadwestvaco, and Lee Styslinger III, president of Altec Industries in Birmingham, Ala.

Renee Giachino of The American Justice Partnership finds heroes and hope as she outlines the continuing battle for tort reform.

We hear both analysis and hard tales of first-hand experience in a report on excessive government regulation and its cost to business. Mike interviews Fred Smith, President of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Drew Greenblatt with Marlin Steel Wire Products in Baltimore.

Also featured is the NYPD’s Operation Nexus, offering advice for businesses on how to recognize suspicious activity that might be terrorism-related.

In the weekly segments, Bert Miller of Phoenix Closures, a manufacturers of bottle caps and other injection-molding closures, reports from “The Factory Floor”; the NAM’s Hank Cox looks back at “The Way it Was”; and NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word,” urging Congress to act on the R&D tax credit in the lame-duck session.

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