This Week in America’s Business

By August 24, 2007America's Business

Americas Business with Mike Hambrick“America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” covers the high-impact issues of manufacturing this week, hearing from a leading Senator on taxes and a top magazine reporter on Chinese manufacturing, while we also pay tribute to those who have fallen and those who now fight for America.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, responsible for taxes and trade. In far-reaching interview, he tells host Mike Hambrick that a $7.5 billion tax increase on foreign companies included in the House farm bill violates tax treaties, posing real problems for the Senate. Grassley also touches on tax treatment of oil companies and renewable fuels.

Staying on the subject of taxes, this time corporate, Scott A. Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation, tells us that the United States is falling behind in global competitiveness.

In the second half of an interview from Shanghai, Atlantic Magazine’s James Fallows talks about China’s pollution, purchase of U.S. debt and America controlling its own fate in manufacturing.

As the anniversary nears of the terrorist mass murders of September 11, 2001, we join Assistant Secretary of Defense Allison Barber, who describes a tradition of pride, tribute and memory – Freedom Walk – honoring those who fell and the men and women who fight today to protect our nation.

From “The Factory Floor” in Waverly, Nebraska, we hear from Daryl Chapelle, general manager of Lenco-PMC, a plastics manufacturer and the producer of audio cassettes in the United States. In our regular segments, the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way it Was,” and NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word.”

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