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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A good example of why jobs aren't being created

Earlier this year, Solyndra, a California solar panel company, received a government loan to build a new robotic production plant.  When Chinese competition began to export cheaper panels of an older technology, the company decided to close its older plant, cut its production plans, and lay off 40 workers.  Read  the full story in The New York Times.

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