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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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Report: Film production generated 15,900 jobs

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has created one job for every $8,519 spent on tax incentives to attract film and television productions during the past five years, according to a state-commissioned study released Tuesday.

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Report: Film production generated 15,900 jobs

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One job was created in New Mexico for every $8,519 spent on tax incentives to attract film and television productions over nearly five years, according to a state-commissioned study released Tuesday.

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Private jet recovery from recession an uneven ride

FILE -- In this Dec. 13, 2006 file photo, workers assemble a PW500 engine destined for a Cesna Citation at the Pratt & Whitney plant in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. Sale of private jets, like the Citation, are rising again in 2014 after the deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. Pratt & Whitney Canada laid off more than 400 workers in 2009 and 2010. But company president Paul Adams said in May 2014 that improvements in the top part of the business have driven the market’s recovery,  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts.

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