This Week on America’s Business

Americas-Business-logo.jpgInfrastructure, legal reform and defending nation’s domestic security are all top issues facing the United States today, and this week on “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick,” we hear from prominent leaders working to reinforce these pillars of our economy.

Ed Fox, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, brings us up to date on the agency’s activities, with an emphasis on keeping business owners and operators aware of the threats they face.

Former Texas Congressman Max Sandlin talks about the work of the NAM-founded Alliance for Improving America’s Infrastructure to strengthen the country’s roads, bridges, rails, harbors, and airports – the bricks and mortar of our advanced industrial economy. Sandlin co-chairs the alliance.

Providing the private-sector perspective is Ronald DeFeo, chairman and CEO of the Terex Corporation, the global diversified manufacturer, best known for its construction equipment. Earlier this year, DeFeo gathered business, labor and political leaders from around the country for a national summit to discuss strategies for addressing infrastructure needs.

Scott Cohn of CNBC returns to “America’s Business” with the second annual report on the network’s “Top States for Business” rankings. Good job, Texas!

And NAM Senior Vice President Jay Timmons surveys the political scene with an eye on legal issues and how trial lawyers’ are expanding the grounds on which to sue – in the process, taking millions of dollars away that business could better spend hiring and paying employees.

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

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