This Week in America’s Business

By August 17, 2007America's Business

Americas Business with Mike Hambrick“America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” bucks Washington’s annual August slowdown this week, bringing listeners the hot topics of China, Congress, energy and workforce skills.

James Fallows is the national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, now living in Shanghai. His cover story, “China Makes, the World Takes,” in the July/August edition examines the momentous growth of Chinese manufacturing. In the first of a far-reaching two-part interview, Fallows talks with host Mike Hambrick about China, addressing the question: China — economic threat or benefit to the United States?

With Congress on its August recess, we’ll hear from the Wall Street Journal’s “Potomac Watch” columnist Kimberly Strassel, looking at legislative action on labor, litigation and prescription drugs.

Congress has also been busy on the energy front, passing bills that will dramatically increase the cost of electricity. Joining Mike to talk about one such measure – mandates that utilities use renewable fuels – is Tom Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute.

Summit Appliances and Felix Storch, Inc., a Bronx manufacturer of custom refrigeration units, has been hit hard by the lack of skilled employees. Company owner Paul Storch is on hand to explain his pro-active steps to bring workers’ skills levels up to par.

We wrap our summer series on women in manufacturing with Karen Healy, vice president of corporate affairs and facilities at Delphi Automotive Systems, one of the leading women in the auto industry. In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership hits the heroes and villains of tort reform; the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way it Was”; and NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word” highlighting the top states for business

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