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First Solar’s $3.1 billion in DOE loan guarantees created mostly overseas jobs [VIDEO]

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

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The chairman of First Solar, speaking to a House subcommittee on Wednesday, admitted that his taxpayer-backed company has created more jobs overseas than it has within the United States.

The Republican Party and the Weekly Standard flagged the admission from an exchange this morning between California Rep. Darrell Issa and First Solar’s Mike Ahearn.

“In sheer numbers — sheer numbers, most of our full-time [workers] are outside the U.S.,” Ahearn said.

First Solar has received approximately $3.1 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy for three separate projects.

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