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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 rises after earlier drop; awaiting job data


The Associated Press

The price of oil recouped some of its recent losses Friday as the market awaited the release of U.S. jobs data that could signal an economic recovery.

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for June delivery added 8 cents to $99.50 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after losing ground a day earlier when the U.S. Energy Department said oil supplies rose by 1.7 million barrels last week. That pushed the U.S. supply to a record 399.4 million barrels.

Brent crude, an international oil benchmark, added 19 cents to $107.95 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

Markets are closely awaiting the release of U.S. nonfarm payroll data, expected later Friday, as a key indicator of the health of the American economy.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline was unchanged at $2.94 a gallon.

— Heating oil rose 1 cent to $2.92 a gallon.

— Natural gas added 2 cents to $4.74 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

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