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Many retailers post modest sales gains in January

Many retailers post modest sales gains in January

NEW YORK — Many retailers reported modest sales gains for January, compared with a sharp decline a year ago, as limited racks of holiday clearance items failed to entice shoppers to spend more freely. But the well-off seem to be back to splurging.

Work on another section of I-69 in Indiana gets federal approval

Work on another section of I-69 in Indiana gets federal approval

INDIANAPOLIS — Work on another section of the Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville is expected to begin by April after receiving Federal Highway Administration approval, transportation officials said Wednesday.

Storm snarls traffic, closes schools in New Mexico

Storm snarls traffic, closes schools in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A winter storm moving through New Mexico gave many students a get-out-of-school free pass, but created extra work for road crews and police as wet snow caused intermittent highway closures and dozens of crashes on slick and icy roads.

Trucker and wife, inseparable in life, die a day apart

Trucker and wife, inseparable in life, die a day apart

FARMERVILLE, La. — Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley says businessman J.A. Auger and his wife, Relda, were so close in their 75 years of marriage it seemed natural that they would leave the world together.

Indiana House approves bill banning texting while driving

Indiana House approves bill banning texting while driving

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana House has passed a bill that would ban texting or sending e-mails while driving.

Bid to pass $1 billion Alabama road bill fails in Senate

Bid to pass $1 billion Alabama road bill fails in Senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A $1 billion road construction plan stalled in the Alabama Senate for the second year because the sponsor couldn’t muster enough support Tuesday.

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