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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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Westchester Plaza manager says "business as usual" for now

The future of a redevelopment plan for the 50-year-old Westchester Plaza on Fort Worth's Near Southside is unclear.

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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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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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Oil rises ahead of US supply report 


The Associated Press

The price of oil rose Wednesday before the release of the latest report on U.S. supplies and minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's April policy meeting.

Benchmark U.S. crude for July delivery was up 56 cents to $102.90 a barrel at 0550 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained 22 cents to $102.33 on Tuesday.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil, was up 4 cents to $109.73 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

Traders are watching for analysis of the U.S. economy from the Fed. Meanwhile, fresh information on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined products is also due later Wednesday.

Data for the week ended May 16 is expected to show a decline of 300,000 barrels in crude oil stocks and an increase of 150,000 barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.

In other energy futures trading in New York:

— Wholesale gasoline was down 0.5 cent to $2.956 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 2.2 cents to $4.53 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil was flat at $2.946 a gallon.

 

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