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Dallas Fed's Fisher, Philadelphia Fed leaders to retire in 2015

WASHINGTON — The outspoken president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will step down in March, shortly before the central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since the recession, the regional bank said Monday.

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RadioShack sees stock jump on investment report

Fort Worth-based RadioShack saw its stock increase as much as 45 percent on Friday as investor Standard General LP said it was continuing talks on new financing for the electronics retailer.

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Fort Worth couple gets in 'Shark Tank,' comes out with deal

A Fort Worth couple who started a business when they couldn’t sleep, were the first entrepreneurs to get a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank in the season premiere on Sept. 26.

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Internal audit says EPA mismanaged Fort Worth project

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An internal audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveals the agency mismanaged an experiment using new ways to demolish asbestos-ridden buildings.

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Weatherford's Wild Mushroom to open in Fort Worth's Ridglea Village

Weatherford restaurant staple The Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge will be coming to Fort Worth in November, moving into the former site of Ray’s Steakhouse at to 3206 Winthrop Ave. in the Ridglea Village Shopping Center.

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Denbury pays big fine for 2011 oil well blowout

 

JEFF AMY,Associated Press

 

 


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Denbury Resources is paying a $662,500 fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, following a 2011 oil well blowout in Yazoo County.

The incident raises questions about whether companies pumping carbon dioxide underground to force up oil are doing enough to ensure old wells are safely capped. Denbury has had at least two other blowouts in Mississippi since 2007.

Environmental regulators say an abandoned well south of Yazoo City began venting carbon dioxide, oil and drilling mud on Aug. 9, 2011, continuing for 37 days. Someone had removed the metal casing from the well, forcing Denbury to drill a new well to control the release. The company removed 27,000 tons of drilling mud and contaminated soil and 32,000 barrels of liquids.

Denbury, based in Plano, Texas, declines to comment.

 

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