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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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D.R. Horton reports 3Q

 

Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton Inc. announced Thursday its third-quarter profit fell to $146 million, or 42 cents per share, down from $787.8 million or $2.22 per share a year earlier. The year earlier quarter included a non-cash tax benefit of $716.7 million from a reduction. Revenue was up 47 percent to $1.6 billion compared to $1.1 billion a year earlier.


Donald R. Horton, Chairman of the Board, said, “Our homebuilding and financial services operations delivered strong results again this quarter, with a 580 basis point improvement in our pre-tax income margin to 12.1 percent and a 184 percent increase in our pre-tax income to $205.1 million,” said Donald R. Horton, chairman of the board. “ Homes sold, closed and in backlog all increased double-digit percentages, while the dollar values all increased 30 percent or more. Our average sales price increased 15 percent to $268,000, reflecting pricing power across most of our markets and increased demand from move-up buyers.”
 

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