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  • The headquarters of Solyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif., are shown in May 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    IRS says 'tax avoidance' at heart of Solyndra bankruptcy plan

    The Internal Revenue Service urged a bankruptcy judge to reject solar panel maker Solyndra LLC's bankruptcy plan Wednesday, saying it amounts to little more than an avenue for owners of an empty corporate shell to avoid paying taxes.

  • The headquarters of Solyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif., are shown in May 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Solyndra investors could reap tax windfall

    Two investment companies stand to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks under a bankruptcy exit plan for failed solar company Solyndra, government lawyers say.

  • Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies Nov. 17, 2011, in Washington before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's investigations panel on the department's handling of federal loans to solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Chu: No politics involved on Solyndra deal

    Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu denied playing politics in his handling of a failed half-billion-dollar loan to solar panel maker Solyndra LLC, days after newly released emails showed his department sought to delay bad news about the company until after the 2010 mid-term elections.

  • **FILE** The empty parking lot of bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra is seen in Fremont, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Emails: White House, Biden's office 'orgasmic' over Solyndra deal

    New developments in the congressional probe into failed solar panel maker Solyndra LLC shed light on what Republicans are calling the close relationship between the White House and an Oklahoma billionaire donor whose foundation was deeply invested in the company.

  • LENDER: Jonathan Silver, head of the Energy Department program that approved the $535 million deal for Solyndra in 2009, faced some of the toughest questioning Wednesday by a House investigations subcommittee. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Administration grilled on Solyndra loan

    Obama administration officials refused to say Wednesday whether anybody would be fired over the decision to award solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra LLC a half-billion dollars in loans before it went bankrupt and saw its headquarters raided by the FBI.

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