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Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

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Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

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Hope Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's dies

Hope Lancarte, who ran her father's restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s, for decades, died Thursday morning.. She was 86.

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Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

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Oil nearly $106 after China shows recovery signs

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PAMELA SAMPSON, AP Business Writer

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose slightly Monday after improved Chinese economic data last week suggested demand for crude might increase.

Benchmark oil for September delivery was up 2 cents to $105.99 a barrel at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $2.57, or 2.5 percent, to close at $105.97 on Friday.

"I think we're seeing a bit of upward momentum from China," said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. China said Friday that its factory output and auto sales accelerated in July.

Spooner also said traders were looking ahead to Thursday, when the U.S. government releases inflation figures for July.

The U.S. Federal Reserve has a target of 2 percent for inflation. The fact that inflation is falling below that target has prompted some Fed officials to be concerned about a potential bout of deflation, which could be harmful to economic growth.

Lower-than-anticipated inflation could cause the Fed to delay the scaling back of its stimulus program, which was launched more than four years ago to help the world's biggest economy weather the fallout from the global financial crisis.

In June, Bernanke said the Fed will likely slow its bond-buying this year and end it in 2014 because the economy is strengthening.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Heating oil rose 0.1 cent to $2.995 a gallon.

— Natural gas rose 2.8 cents to $3.258 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Wholesale gasoline fell 0.9 cent to $2.899 a gallon.

 

 

 

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