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CPAC Crowd Shows Some Love for Rick Perry


NBC News

Carrie Dann

The day after at least five possible GOP presidential candidates spoke at an annual gathering of conservatives in Washington D.C., Gov. Rick Perry kicked off the conference’s second day with some Texas-sized rhetoric and a strong response to match.

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At CPAC, Texas Gov. Rick Perry says red states leading US recovery, knocks NY, California


Deseret News

Steve Peoples

OXON HILL, Md. — Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.

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Perry fires up CPAC with call for a little rebellion



Dan Spencer

Gov. Rick Perry kicked off day two of the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference with a barn burner. Perry’s remarks were full of red meat for the mostly young Conservative audience, well delivered and even more well received. Perry’s speech was by far the highlight of this year’s CPAC, at least so far.

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Texas crowned champion of economic development


San Antonio Business Journal

James Aldridge

Texas has won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for 2013. The magazine’s editors say this is the fith time the state has won the award under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership.

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Texas surpasses California as top tech exporter


Dallas Morning News

Nick Swartsell

WASHINGTON–Texas is tops for tech exports, a new report says.

Companies in Texas making semiconductors, telecommunications devices, computers, and other items shipped more than $45 billion in products to other countries in 2012, according to a report by the TechAmerica Foundation, a lobbying and advocacy firm representing the technology industries. That’s a $3 billion rise from 2011.

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Forget North Dakota, Texas is No. 1 for Oil


Daniel J. Graeber

Advances in drilling technology are expected to help North Dakota hit the 1 million barrel per day mark at some point this year. But it's Texas that still holds the leadership position in terms of oil production. Don't mess with Texas.

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A $10,000 degree bargain for Texas


Tyler Morning Telegraph

One of the most promising initiatives put forth by outgoing Gov. Rick Perry is the “$10,000 college degree,” a challenge he issued to state universities.

A number of universities accepted that challenge, and while it’s still early to evaluate results in Texas, other states are showing that a $10,000 degree is a great option for students.

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Texas continues to dominate in international trade


Houston Business Journal

Olivia Pulsinelli

Texas is the top exporting state for the 12th year in a row, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday, citing U.S. Census Bureau data.

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Charles Schwab sending San Francisco jobs to Texas, elsewhere


Dallas Business Journal

Lance Murray

Charles Schwab will move a "significant number of San Francisco-based jobs" to Texas and other locations in the next three to five years, the company has told employees in San Francisco.

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Rick Perry: Why I Spoke in Davos, Switzerland


Dallas Morning News

Rick Perry

Today, no discussion of the world’s economy or economic future is truly complete without including the state of Texas.

That’s a point I made last week as I met with global leaders in business and government at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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