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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Monty Bennett: Businessman, water district activist

Monty Bennett’s name will not appear on the ballot for the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors yet he remains a powerful backstage player whose influence could shape the direction of the district’s business for years to come.

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Price appeal: Condos going up on Near Southside

Chris Brassard and Omar Diaz had apartments in mind when they built a 12-unit complex on May Street just south of West Magnolia Avenue on Fort Worth’s Near Southside. Then their leasing agent, Will Northern of Northern Realty Group, suggested they consider selling the units as condominiums.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Oil prices start year with rise on demand hopes


The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Oil prices started the new year Thursday with a gain amid hopes for stronger demand following a 7 percent surge in 2013.

Benchmark oil added 28 cents to $98.70 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Hopes for the solid demand in coming months are pegged to the signs of a recovery in the U.S., which is expected to help revive other major global economies.

Brent crude, a benchmark used to price international crudes used by many U.S. refiners, added 28 cents to $111.08.

In other energy futures trading:

— Natural gas futures were little changed at $4.24 per thousand cubic feet.

— Heating oil was also little changed at $3.07 a gallon.

— Wholesale gasoline was unchanged at $2.79 a gallon.

 

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