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California Lawmakers Hope To Use Millions In Stimulus Before Deadline

Millions of dollars in federal stimulus money remains unspent in California, but before that cash goes back to Washington, some state lawmakers want to make sure it gets spent.


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.


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.


Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Fremont-Based Solyndra Goes Bankrupt; 1,100 Workers Laid Off

A leading Bay Area manufacturer of solar power systems has abruptly shut down operations as it seeks to file for bankruptcy.

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Bay Area Medical Labs Face Critical Shortage Of Skilled Workers

Despite the high unemployment rate in the state, Bay Area medical laboratories that run genetic tests that predict illnesses patients may suffer later in life have been confronting a shortage of qualified workers.


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Tenderloin YMCA Being Rebuilt To House Chronically Homeless

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee showed off some of the good work emerging from the stimulus on Friday.