This Week on America’s Business

By July 6, 2007General

Americas Business with Mike HambrickThis week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” plugs into the nation’s energy needs, considers a “family-friendly” manufacturer and dissects a $54 million lawsuit over a pair of pants.

John Clarke, president of the Industrial Equipment Heating Association, tells us how manufacturers can lead the way in energy efficiency. For a look at energy legislation in Congress, we have a reporters’ roundtable with Tom Doggett of Reuters and Bret Schulte of U.S. News.

Melissa Lindsay, a bookkeeper with Marlin Steel Wire Products was recently before a congressional committee testifying on “family friendly workplaces.” Melissa will explain how the Baltimore-based manufacturer makes life easier for a mother of two with a hectic schedule.

Justice has prevailed in the case of the $54 million pair of pants. A judge has found for the defendants in the lawsuit filed against them by a D.C. administrative judge, Roy Pearson, who accused his drycleaners of losing a pair of suit pants. Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership speaks with Chris Manning, the attorney who represented Soo and Jin Nam Chung in this bizarre but all-too-familiar case of legal abuse.

Renee also joins Mike for the latest rundown on tort reform’s winners and losers. In our regular segments, we’ll go to the “Factory Floor” in Landrum, S.C., to speak with Charlie Martin, president and treasurer of Bommer Industries; the NAM’s Hank Cox steps back into “The Way it Was”; and NAM President John Engler offers “The Last Word” on trade agreements.

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