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Moves by Jeb Bush add to talk of 2016 candidacy

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's decision to release a policy-laden e-book and all his emails from his time as governor of Florida has further stoked expectations among his allies that he will launch a presidential bid.

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Ebby Halliday acquires Fort Worth’s Williams Trew

Williams Trew Real Estate of Fort Worth has been acquired by Dallas-based residential real estate brokerage Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

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Taking the Cake: Sundance had pursued Cheesecake Factory for many years

The Cheesecake Factory had been on the white board over at Sundance Square management for some time

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Fort Worth businessman to lead Abbott, Patrick inauguration efforts

Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January, it was announced on Friday.   Moore, president of Lee M. Bass Inc. in Fort Worth, is a vice chairman of the University of Texas Investment

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Chesapeake names chief compliance officer

 

A. Lee Graham
Reporter

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has named Patrick K. Craine as its chief compliance officer.
Craine, a partner with the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani LLP until joining Chesapeake, will report to Jim Webb, Chesapeake’s general counsel; and the audit committee of the company’s board of directors.
“Our senior leadership team and board of directors are committed to further enhancing the effectiveness of our regulatory and legal compliance and I look forward to working with Patrick in this important area,” said CEO Doug Lawler, commenting in a news release.
At Bracewell & Giuliani, Craine served as a partner in the firm’s white collar defense, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement practice. He counseled companies, boards, committees, officers, and directors in regulatory and compliance matters. Craine also led several independent investigations for publicly traded companies.
Before entering private practice, Craine served as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Craine also was involved in those agencies’ oil and gas task forces.
Chesapeake Energy Corp., whose interests include the Barnett Shale in North Texas, develops unconventional natural gas and oil fields nationwide. More information is available at www.chk.com.
 

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