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U.S. Sept. crude up eyeing hurricane as contract nears expiry

NEW YORK – U.S. crude prices extended gains and Brent briefly turned higher on Thursday as the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season sparked concern as the front-month September contract approached expiration. Danny reached hurricane strength on Thursday, though it was relatively small and projected to weaken back into a tropical storm before reaching Puerto Rico on Tuesday, according ...

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Retail sales plunge as consumers hesitate to spend gas savings

REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON — Retail sales plunged in February for a third consecutive month as consumers remained hesitant to spend the money they’ve saved from low gasoline prices and bad weather added another obstacle for shoppers. Sales decreased 0.6% last month, fueled by a major decline in auto purchases, the Commerce Department said. The decline was an improvement over drops of ...

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5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday: WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL, MAKING MORNING COMMUTE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ANYTHING BUT DELIGHTFUL Dozens of districts in the Pittsburgh area were on a two-hour delay Tuesday as 3 to 5 inches of snow was expected in some areas. PennDOT even reduced ...

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National Ecological Observatory Network expands aerial work, planning hangar in Boulder

Alicia Wallace | The Boulder Daily Camera, Colo. A little more than five years after settling its headquarters in Boulder, the National Ecological Observatory Network is more than halfway through a nearly $434 million effort to build a continental-scale laboratory. NEON’s federally funded efforts involve placing 106 field sites and instruments on land and in waterways across the United States, ...

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Red Cross urges Coloradans to take flood precautions

Staff Report | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. With heavy rains expected in northern Colorado in the coming week, the Red Cross of Colorado is urging residents to take flood precautions early. “The best time to prepare for any hazard is before the danger is at your doorstep,” said George Sullivan, director of community preparedness and resilience for the Red Cross ...

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