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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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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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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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Glen Garden sale closes, distillery on tap

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. closed late Wednesday on its purchase of the historic Glen Garden Country Club in southeast Fort Worth, with plans to convert it into a whiskey distillery and bucolic visitor attraction.

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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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