This Week on America’s Business Radio

By June 6, 2008General

Americas-Business-logo.jpgPrices at the pump are downright painful. But Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) has a plan to wean America off expensive foreign oil by the Fourth of July 2015.

Part of the “American Energy Independence Act” calls for giving automakers incentives to build more gasoline-efficient cars or vehicles that run on alternative fuels, says Rogers, a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program.

“We’re going to offer you low-interest money so you can invest in green technology research,” Rogers says. “You can do hydrogen research. You can do lithium ion battery research. You can do hybrid fuel and biomass research.”

Health care costs are soaring for businesses and consumers. Len Nichols from the New America Foundation will tell Mike about his group’s report on what the nation’s leaders must do to fix this problem.

Teenage race car driver Brennan Palmiter is also a pretty handy welder and fabricator. Palmiter, whose race car is partly sponsored by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, is encouraging other youth to pursue manufacturing-related jobs. He even has a fan Web site,

SPX Corporation has been around for almost a century, shifted its product line, and is still thriving. President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Kearney will talk about how his company has managed to survive and succeed. And “America’s Business” will visit with Polyamide High Performance President Carlos Serrano. Serrano’s award-winning company is helping save thousands of lives by making the material used in car air bags.

In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership gives us the latest on tort reform and commentator Hank Cox recalls “The Way It Was.” And the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler will close the program with “The Last Word.”

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