Chapter Five in the "Eight Factors of American Competitiveness" series
By Cheryl Oldham
The race for research and development spending is growing closer.
Regulation is a double-edged sword. In a free market, standards can play a positive role guarding competition, safety, security and other matters.
The fate of Europe has a significant impact on how readily some U.S. businesses will be able to secure credit now and in the future.
Europe's economic situation will effect the US, but how?