This Week on America’s Business

By February 23, 2007General

Americas Business with Mike HambrickThis week on “America’s Business,” host Mike Hambrick delves into the Internet side of manufacturing, talking with Linda Rigano, director of strategic alliance for ThomasNet, a company that helps small businesses gain maximum efficiency from their websites. Sherri Wilburn, executive director of the Georgia Industry Association, explains how her organization works with ThomasNet.

In our continuing series of one-on-ones with presidential candidates, we’ll hear from Mike Huckabee, the former Republican governor of Arkansas. Huckabee announced formation of a presidential exploratory committee this month in Washington.

Voters in Panama recently approved a $5.5 billion expansion of the Panama Canal, and Mike talks with Tom Gales, vice president of the Latin American division of Caterpillar, about opportunities for the U.S. construction business in the project. The NAM is a strong supporter of the U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement, which could dramatically expand exports to the Central American country.

The debate over global warming continues in full force as “America’s Business” talks wtih Professor Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who sees natural climate dynamics at work. Truman Semans, director for markets and business strategy at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, who calls for broad policy actions to prevent severe damage to the environment.

Renee Giachino of The American Justice Partnership, makes the case for tort reform. Mike Jenkins of Jenkins Brick speaks out from “The Factory Floor” in Montgomery, Ala.; the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way it Was.” NAM President John Engler closes with his “Last Word” commentary, reviewing the NAM’s successful congressional outreach program, “72 Hours to Educate and Celebrate.”

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