Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Potential Buyers Show Little Interest In Solyndra

The Fremont solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government has been unable to attract much interest from potential buyers to take over its operations.


Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

White House Orders Review Of Energy Dept. Loan Guarantees After Solyndra Bankruptcy

The White House has ordered a review of loan guarantees made by the Energy Department after the Fremont solar power company that got a half-billion-dollar federal loan went bankrupt.


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Solyndra Execs Refuse To Testify At House Hearing On Loan

Top executives from a bankrupt Fremont-based solar energy company have declined to testify before a congressional hearing investigating their half-billion dollar government loan.


Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Federal Analysts Warned Of Solyndra Financial Problems In 2009

Federal 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.


Barack Obama lifts a solar panel with Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet (R) as Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering Ben Bierman looks on during a tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, May 26, 2010 in Fremont.  (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Closer Look: Solyndra Shutdown Being Felt Beyond Solar Industry

Smaller Bay Area businesses have felt the ripple effect the former solar giant set off when it closed down its operation in the last week.


Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Memo Shows Solyndra Execs Knew Of Impending Financial Collapse

A congressional memorandum indicates that even as the executives of a solar energy company assured members of Congress that their finances were improving, a different story was being prepared behind the scenes.


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California-Based Lawyers Accused Of Loan Lawsuit Scam

California prosecutors have filed a major lawsuit against several lawyers and call center operators for allegedly running a nationwide scam to dupe desperate homeowners into paying thousands of dollars to join dubious lawsuits against the country’s largest banks.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/18/2011

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San Francisco Makes Loans To Small Businesses

San Francisco officials said they’re rebuilding the backbone of the city’s economy one small business at a time. One example is a new specialty shop that opened up in the Mission District this past month with the help of the city’s Revolving Loan Fund.


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Struggling San Pablo Hospital To Stay Open With $10M County Loan

Contra Costa County supervisors are loaning a struggling hospital $10 million to keep its doors open.


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Non-Profit Helps Oakland Small Businesses Expand

Some of Oakland’s smallest businesses have navigated the permit process and secured loans to expand with the help of a non-profit that teaches budding entrepreneurs how to grow an idea.