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    Report: A123 received $950k from feds on bankruptcy-filing day

    And in the "one hand didn't know what the other hand was doing" department, we have this. Lithium-ion battery-pack maker A123 Systems received almost $1 million in federal funding the day it filed for bankruptcy, Reuters reports, citing a letter the company sent to Republican Senators John Thune ...

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    Report: Fisker loan spurs more questions from senators

    Um, about that $337 million. Fisker Automotive and its pending federal government loan has spurred a letter from two U.S. senators to Energy Secretary Steven Chu questioning the appropriateness of the loan, The Detroit News reports. In their letter to Chu, senators John Thune (R-South Dakota) ...

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    Official: Fisker reaches out to Middle East; DOE reaches for loan consultant

    Fisker Automotive may not exactly be chummy with the U.S. federal government these days, but at least it's getting some love from the Middle East. The California-based extended-range plug-in vehicle maker reached an agreement with Al-Futtaim Group to distribute its cars throughout the Middle ...

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    Senators propose loan guarantees for Midwest ethanol pipeline

    It's no secret that corn-state Senator Tom Harkin (D - Iowa) is a fan of ethanol. In 2006, Harkin and Senator Richard Lugar (R - Indiana) proposed an ethanol pipeline study. The DoT and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines studied a biofuel pipeline in 2007 and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners had no ...


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