The following video is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, as well as analysts Jason Moser, Brian Richards, and Matt Argersinger discuss the top business and investing stories of the day.

Motley Fool Managing Editor Brian Richards sheds some light on The Motley Fool's recent report on the 25 best companies in America, and explains why Cummins (NYSE:CMI), Teradata (NYSE:TDC), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) topped our rankings. In this installment of MarketFoolery, we discuss some of the best public companies in America.

The relevant video segment can be found between 10:24 and 15:27.

For the full video of today's MarketFoolery, click here.