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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Top area CFOs honored

The Fort Worth Business Press honored 13 area chief financial officers today with a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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Oil near $105 ahead of US supplies report
BANGKOK (AP) — Oil rose to near $105 a barrel Wednesday, driven by speculation that U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week in a sign of higher demand.
 

Benchmark crude for August delivery was up $1.12 to $104.65 a barrel at early afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier in the day it reached $104.79, which is oil's highest price since May 2 last year. The contract gained 39 cents to close at $103.53 on Tuesday.

Oil was higher after Bloomberg, a financial data provider, said U.S. crude inventories fell by 9 million barrels last week. It cited an unnamed person at the American Petroleum Institute, an industry group. The Energy Department releases its weekly report on U.S. inventories of crude oil and refined fuels later Wednesday.

A drop in supplies would suggest stronger demand and underline the signs of economic recovery shown in last week's stronger-than-expected U.S. hiring report.

Other factors that could influence trading Wednesday include OPEC's release of its monthly update on the oil market and the publication of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting.

Brent crude, which is used to set prices for oil used by many U.S. refineries, was down 3 cents at $107.04 on the ICE Exchange in London.

In other energy futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange:

— Wholesale gasoline added 2.1 cents to $2.947 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 2.3 cents to $3.634 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil was steady at $2.986 per gallon.

 

 

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