SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI): Current price $60.38
The Solar Energy Industries Association, which is the industry’s main trade group, will report that the amount of new solar energy capacity installed in the United States jumped by 76 percent last year versus 2011, according to The New York Times, which added that the boost was due to an oversupply of cheaper solar panels made in China.
Transocean (NYSE:RIG): Current price $53.379
Marine engineering expert Edward G. Webster, testifying for plaintiffs who have brought a lawsuit in connection to the 2010 Gulf oil spill, has reviewed in court a Transocean computerized maintenance system report for the Deepwater Horizon, dated a day prior to the April 20, 2010, blast, which listed 222 overdue maintenance tasks, including 76 “high priority” jobs. Such internal documents indicate that the company failed to maintain the Deepwater Horizon, deferring critical repairs and maintenance for years before the drilling rig burned and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. Webster said that “Safety critical” systems and equipment had been in need of maintenance or repairs for months and, in certain cases, years, citing the report.
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