Solar Frontier K.K., a unit of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., may build a manufacturing plant for solar panels in New York as part of the state’s efforts to become a leader in clean energy innovation and manufacturing.
Leon Lin was ecstatic when he found out he’d be leaving home in southern China to study at the University of Connecticut. As the Chinese agent whom his parents paid $5,000 to help him get into the school told him, the university’s flagship campus at Storrs was a highly ranked institution, with 25,000 students and ready access to Boston and New York City. And eventually Lin would return home with the status and career advantage of a U.S. degree.
The State University of New York, which houses more than 70,000 students, is selling $526.7 million in bonds to renovate its dormitories as debt from Empire State issuers beats the broader muni market.