First Solar Inc., the biggest maker of thin-film solar modules, will issue its forecast for 2013 sales to analysts and investors tomorrow, after announcing today the departure of the executive who led its global effort to build utility-scale power plants with its panels.
Marty Markowitz was strolling in Vienna when he noticed mannequins in a shop window wearing hats emblazoned with Paris, London and Brooklyn. The store had plenty of London and Paris models. Brooklyn was sold out.
When the New York City banker James Brown tallied his wealth in 1842, he had to look far below Wall Street to trace its origins. His investments in the American South exceeded $1.5 million, a quarter of which was directly bound up in the ownership of slave plantations.