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First Solar To Miss Funding Deadline

by srpatterson on Monday, September 26, 2011 5:38 PM
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First Solar stated that it will not meet its federal funding program deadline for its big solar power facility in California. As a result, its shares came crashing down to their worst level in the last four years.

In response, the announcement that was made by First Solar has been highlighted by the Obama administration once again in its advocacy of solar energy. It has been the center if Republicans’ rage since the shutdown of Solyndra, a solar company that was situated in Silicon Valley. Solyndra has earned about $500 million worth of funding but still crashed down.

Last June, First Solar has acquired the approval of the U.S. Department of Energy for a loan that sum up to $1.9 billion. It will guarantee the establishment of the 550-megawatt Topaz plant. However, they said that it was not able to process all the needed documents under the loan program of the energy department before its September 30 deadline. Experts stated that the energy department’s effort to process the loan was burdensome and thorough than what banks suggested. It has set-up the Republicans’ claim that the Obama administration tends to hasten the approval of funding.

Is it Time to Invest in Blockbuster?

by srpatterson on Monday, September 26, 2011 5:30 PM
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A controversial move by CEO Reed Hastings of Netflix has sent the company stock into a free fall. Netflix (NFLX) seemed to be owning the entertainment content world with streaming movies, TV episodes, and shipping disks straight to your house for around 8 dollars a month. It seemed like almost too good to be true. Obviously it was, with recent price hikes.

What Netflix did to gain its immediate success was implement an amazing business model, shipping DVD's through mail. They cut out the cost of retail stores, excessive employees, and gave the benefit of convenience by shipping to folks straight at home.

Solar Renewable Energy Seeks For Further Funding

by srpatterson on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:30 AM
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These days, solar renewable energy has been one of the best alternatives in the ongoing energy crisis, and more agencies and services are eyeing to fund it and improve its overall capacity.

Several agencies from all over the world have taken their concerns about solar energy to another level. They have stated that solar energy can be the ultimate alternative for the energy crisis being felt all over the world. It uses sun as the primary source of energy, which in return, can give electricity to different industries and businesses.

Do You Really Need a Home Office?

by srpatterson on Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:08 AM
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Working from home has a lot of perks when it comes to tax savings and cost savings in general, but there are also a few disadvantages that need to be considered before you decide to turn that spare bedroom into a cozy office.   Many people want a home office simply so they can save some money and not have to rent some office space, but working from home will not work for everyone, especially if they are not self-motivated and are easily distracted.

Scorpex, Inc. (SRPX) Accelerates Achievement of Goals

by srpatterson on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:04 PM
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Early this year, Scorpex, Inc. stated its goals for the remainder of 2011, as part of its move to becoming the leader in hazardous and toxic waste disposal for the Baja Mexico/California region, filling a major and growing need for the area. Principal among those goals were the following:

Make Money From Your Employer With a 401K Money Match

by srpatterson on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:40 PM
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One of the most important strategies of retirement planning is to participate in your employer’s 401(k) plan. Your company may match your contributions, increasing both principal and interest by adding to your account balance at no cost to you. 

Four Investor Networking Sites

by srpatterson on Friday, September 2, 2011 8:07 PM
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Everyone has heard of the main social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, but did you know there are also social networking tools for smaller, more niche groups such as investors? If you are interested in joining a social networking site and mixing it up with other investors and traders then these four sites are a good place to start:

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