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First Solar Shuts German Factory, Idles Malaysian Production Lines -- "After a thorough analysis, it is clear the European market has deteriorated to the extent that our operations there are no longer economically sustainable, and maintaining those operations is not in the best long-term interest of our stakeholders," Mike Ahearn, First Solar's interim chief executive, said in a statement. "We are committed to treating all affected associates fairly, and to building our relationships with European business partners that are aligned with our strategy of pursuing utility-scale solar opportunities in sustainable markets around the world."

MetalMiner on Boeing's supply shut-down.
Boeing Knows: Have Disaster Plan Ready to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk -- Having come across the news that a tornado ripped through Spirit AeroSystems' production facility in Wichita, Kansas, last Saturday -- the facility that manufactures fuselages for Boeing's 737 – I asked MetalMiner's managing editor, Lisa Reisman, a few supply chain-specific questions about the situation.

This makes me very nervous about the stunts.
Iron Man's next adventure to shoot in China -- "This signifies the first multibillion-dollar franchise to be produced between Hollywood and China," said Dan Mintz, head of DMG Entertainment. He described the collaboration as a "milestone" in global entertainment. "Adding a local flavour, and working with our new local partner, will enhance the appeal and relevance of our characters in China's fast-growing film marketplace," said Rob Steffens, Marvel's general manager of operations and finance.

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