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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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Expedia acquires Southlake's Travelocity; Sabre to focus on back-office technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.

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Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the U.S. Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat.

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AT&T buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt.

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At Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come.

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2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Two planes were evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern.”

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Potential GOP presidential candidates kicked off 2016 at a conservative forum in Iowa

DES MOINES — The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party's conservative base without

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Chapter 11 clips SkyMall mag's wings

Farewell, frivolous in-flight shopping.

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Scavengers pumping Big Oil's castoffs face grim choice amid rout

In the $1.6 trillion-a-year oil business, global titans like Exxon Mobil wield more economic might than most of the nations on Earth, and scores of wildcatters scour land and sea for the next treasure troves of crude.

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Gravy train derails for oil-patch workers laid off in slump

HOUSTON — The first thing oilfield geophysicist Emmanuel Osakwe noticed when he returned to work before 8 a.m. last month after a short vacation was all the darkened offices.

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