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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint session of Congress Today, where he is expected to denounce the Obama administration’s talks with Iran. President Obama and supporters say an agreement is the best way to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, while Netanyahu and other Israeli officials say Iran cannot be trusted. Some congressional Democrats are boycotting the speech Today, and President Obama refuses to meet with Netanyahu while he’s in town. The two have clashed on a number of items over the years, but Netanyahu said yesterday that U.S.-Israeli ties are ‘stronger than ever.’
Costco Wholesale identified Citigroup and Visa as its new credit card partners yesterday, naming them as the corporate successors to the American Express agreement scheduled to expire next year. It’ll be the only credit payment accepted at Costco’s 474 warehouses in the U.S.
Bill would lower toll rates for truckers––After a tire blew out on an 18-wheeler Monday morning– stalled thousands of drivers for more than seven hours, and those who drive Interstate 35 said it’s nothing new. House Bill 594 would lower the cost truckers would have to pay to drive on State Highway 130, potentially removing many tractor-trailers from I-35 through Austin.
With less than two weeks until the start of SXSW, Austin police say they plan to be more visible compared to last year.
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