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Travel On A Budget This Labor Day Weekend

Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.

08/20/2014

Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

Furloughs Possible At Lawrence Livermore Lab If Shutdown Continues

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure this week if the partial federal government shutdown continues.

10/14/2013

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Tesla Repays Energy Department Loan 9 Years Early

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has repaid a loan from the U.S. government nine years early.

05/22/2013

Tesla's Model S (Tesla)

Tesla CEO Vows To Pay Off Federal Loan Early

The chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Motors says his company plans to pay back an Energy Department loan in half the time required by the government.

02/26/2013

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the government support for the failed solar panel company Solyndra on Capitol Hill November 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ex-Berkeley Lab Director Resigns As Energy Secretary, Defends Loans

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize-winning former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced his resignation Friday, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

02/01/2013

The shuttered Solyndra headquarters in Fremont. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Solyndra Asks Judge To Approve Reorganization Plan Over Gov’t Objections

The failed solar power company Solyndra LLC is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to confirm its proposed reorganization plan over objections from government attorneys.

10/15/2012

The shuttered Solyndra headquarters in Fremont. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Government Attorneys Object To Solyndra Reorganization Plan

Government attorneys are urging a Delaware bankruptcy judge to reject the proposed reorganization plan of failed solar power company Solyndra LLC.

10/11/2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the government support for the failed solar panel company Solyndra on Capitol Hill November 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Energy Secretary Denies Politics Influenced Solyndra Deal

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified Thursday that no one from the White House ever contacted him to make a political decision on a half-billion-dollar loan to a Fremont solar company that later went bankrupt.

11/17/2011

(L-R) Chris Gronet lead U.S. President Barack Obama and Ben Bierman on a tour of  Solyndra (Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)

GOP Investigators Say Obama Administration Tried To Delay Solyndra Layoffs

The Obama administration wanted the failing solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing employee layoffs last year until after the 2010 midterm elections, Republican investigators say.

11/16/2011

Solyndra, executives 5th amendment,

CEO Of Bankrupt Solar Firm Solyndra Resigns

The chief executive of Fremont solar company Solyndra, whose bankruptcy led to a Congressional investigation of federal energy loan guarantees, has resigned.

10/13/2011

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