This Week on America’s Business

By August 31, 2007General

Americas Business with Mike Hambrick“A big Labor Day show this week at “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick,” featuring Representative John Boehner, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab, Sen. Sam Brownback and a review of the NAM’s Labor Day report on the economy and workers.

As Congress returns from its August recess, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is on hand to talk trade, energy and taxes, predicting presidential vetoes of excessive spending bills. (Highlights of his comments are available at the America’s Business Blog.)

U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab, taking a break from her world travels, joins us for a far-reaching discussion of global competition and the free trade agreements pending in Congress. The discussion of trade continues with Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, a Republican candidate for president, who is predicting a tough fight with China over its trade and currency practices.

The economy is growing, and 85 percent of workers are earning higher wages, the NAM’s 10th annual Labor Day report concludes. The downside? Manufacturers are finding it harder and harder to fill jobs. NAM Chief Economist David Huether fills us in on the economic trends.

Making his weekly trip into manufacturing history, the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way it Was.” And we close with NAM President John Engler and “The Last Word,” saluting America’s workers on Labor Day.

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