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Travel On A Budget This Labor Day WeekendHere are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.
Furloughs Possible At Lawrence Livermore Lab If Shutdown ContinuesThe 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.
Tesla Repays Energy Department Loan 9 Years EarlyElectric car maker Tesla Motors says it has repaid a loan from the U.S. government nine years early.
Tesla CEO Vows To Pay Off Federal Loan EarlyThe 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.
Ex-Berkeley Lab Director Resigns As Energy Secretary, Defends LoansEnergy 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.
Solyndra Asks Judge To Approve Reorganization Plan Over Gov't ObjectionsThe failed solar power company Solyndra LLC is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to confirm its proposed reorganization plan over objections from government attorneys.
Government Attorneys Object To Solyndra Reorganization PlanGovernment attorneys are urging a Delaware bankruptcy judge to reject the proposed reorganization plan of failed solar power company Solyndra LLC.
Energy Secretary Denies Politics Influenced Solyndra DealEnergy 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.
GOP Investigators Say Obama Administration Tried To Delay Solyndra LayoffsThe 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.
CEO Of Bankrupt Solar Firm Solyndra ResignsThe chief executive of Fremont solar company Solyndra, whose bankruptcy led to a Congressional investigation of federal energy loan guarantees, has resigned.
Solyndra Execs Refuse To Testify At House Hearing On LoanTop executives from a bankrupt Fremont-based solar energy company have declined to testify before a congressional hearing investigating their half-billion dollar government loan.
Federal Analysts Warned Of Solyndra Financial Problems In 2009Federal analysts looking at a proposed loan to a Bay Area solar energy company in 2009 warned then of possible problems, as well as pressure from the White House to speed up a decision, according to a memorandum released by a Congressional committee.