California officials reject subsidies for Musk’s SpaceX over Tesla spat

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FILE PHOTO: SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk speaks at a post-launch news conference to discuss the SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule in-flight abort test at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

(Reuters) – A California state panel on Friday rejected a request from Elon Musk’s SpaceX for $655,500 in state job and training funds, citing the chief executive’s recent threats to move Tesla, the electric carmaker that he also runs, out of the state.

The snub comes as Musk has sparred with officials in Alameda County over his plans to

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Exclusive: Coronavirus-hit airlines in push for divisive route subsidies

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PARIS (Reuters) – Major airlines are seeking operating subsidies for key routes once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a leaked lobbying document shows, stoking tensions with some low-cost carriers that are less likely to benefit from the additional funds.

FILE PHOTO: Passengers board a Ryanair flight in Gdansk, Poland, June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs/File Photo

Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.

“Airlines will need support to maintain their networks, which play a critical role in driving the world’s economy,” Geneva-based IATA states

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