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Perry calls third special session of Texas Legislature
The Texas Tribune
Just over an hour after lawmakers ended their second 30-day special session of the year, Gov. Rick Perry called lawmakers back for a third one, with transportation funding the only issue on the agenda. "When it comes to transportation, the stakes facing our state could not be higher, and a failure to act now could take years — if not most of a decade — to correct, as traffic congestion increases and harms our quality of life," Perry said in a statement announcing the call.
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Survey: US retail gasoline prices rise for first time 10 weeks
Reuters
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose for the first time in 10 weeks, gaining more than 8 cents in the last two, as retailers passed on higher wholesale costs to consumers, according to a widely followed survey.
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Study: Banning government participation in meetings costs taxpayers
Successful Meetings
When they travel to attend meetings and conferences, government employees aren't just benefiting themselves. They're benefiting U.S. taxpayers, according to a new study conducted for the U.S. Travel Association by Rockport Analytics.
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US tests remote video visa interviews for tourists, business travelers
eTurboNews
Travel and tourism to the United States adds nearly $2 trillion per year to the U.S. economy and is America's No. 1 services export. The U.S. government is in the process for a pilot program using secure, remote videoconferencing technology to conduct interviews with those applying for a tourist or business visa to the U.S.
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How Gmail's new inbox is affecting open rates
MailChimp
Matt Grove writes, "I wanted to understand the impact of Gmail's new tabbed inbox, so I dug deep into our database and pulled every delivery to Gmail for the past year and half. That amounts to 12.5 billion emails and more than 2 billion unique opens."
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