‘This Week on America’s Business’

By January 25, 2008America's Business

Americas-Business-logo.jpgPresident Bush will deliver his last State of the Union address on Monday night. Many Americans will be listening to learn more about Bush and Congress’ plan to jump-start the sagging economy.

Brian Darling, a political expert at the Heritage Foundation, will appear on “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” to give his forecast of the speech and an analysis of stimulus plans.

“There is only so much the federal government can do,” Darling said. “I think the American people and economists would agree that a better thing to do for the long term would be a tax simplification plan to make our tax code more simple.”

“America’s Business” this week is launching a three-part series featuring some of the players involved in America’s resurging nuclear power industry. This week’s guest is Jacques Besnainou, head of Areva NC. Areva NC is a subsidiary of the Areva group, a French nuclear services company that is doing business in the United States.

Geothermal, or energy from the earth, is also getting more attention as an energy source. John Kelly, executive director of the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, will discuss how geothermal systems are helping businesses and residences slash heating and cooling bills, sometimes by half.

What does it take for a product to earn a “Made In U.S.A” label? Federal Trade Commission attorney Laura Koss will tell Mike about the process.

And “America’s Business” will explore a troubling proposed EPA smog rule that could give our economy another blow. Environmental consultant and former Indiana state representative Bruce Carter explains why the proposed rule is scientifically flawed and bad for business.

In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership gives us the latest report on tort reform while the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls the “The Way It Was.” NAM President John Engler closes with his “The Last Word” commentary, anticipating the State of the Union from a manufacturing perspective.

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