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Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Liliana Aranda, owner of Faces  by Liliana, prepares to apply molecular rice mask to Dr. Austin Davis at his chiropractic office in San Francisco. Aranda's four-year-old company gives facials, massages and other spa treatments in homes or offices in the San Francisco area. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.

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US stock futures rise as investors weigh earnings

The New York Stock Exchange is shown, in this Aug. 9, 2011 file photo taken in New York. World shares were rattled Thursday July 24, 2014 by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.  .(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were unable to hold their earlier gains as trading wound down Thursday. Investors reacted to quarterly results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.

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Texas governor’s startup fund is not all it seems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media before speaking to a meeting of local party activists, in this July 19, 2014 file photo taken in Algona, Iowa. Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation’s second most-populous state. An Associated Press review of the program found that one of the companies actually operates in California. Some have stagnated trying to find more capital. A few have even forfeited their right to do business in Texas by not filing tax reports. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation’s second most-populous state.

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