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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 falls as fear fades over Iraq conflict
 


The Associated Press

The price of oil fell Tuesday as fears receded that the insurgency roiling Iraq would affect its oil production and exports.

Islamic militants have been steadily expanding their grip on the country's north, where they control a broad swath of territory. But the bulk of the country's production and export operations are in the south, which have so far been spared in this month's advance by the al-Qaeda inspired group. Iraq's daily oil production hit 3.5 million barrels this year, up from nearly 2.4 million a day in 2009.

Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery dropped 46 cents to $105.71 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract dropped 66 cents to settle at $106.17 per barrel on Monday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, fell 30 cents to $114.82 a barrel in London.

"Brent crude oil fell after hitting technical resistance at overbought levels," said Desmond Chua, market analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore. "This should signal a period of consolidation as the majority of the geopolitical premium has been priced in, unless we see new risk of disruptions to oil supplies in Iraq."

In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline slipped 0.5 cents to $3.07 a gallon.

— Natural gas rose 0.7 cent to $4.453 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil fell 0.3 cent to $3.038 a gallon.

 

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