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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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Arlington's Entertainment District moves forward

Arlington is moving closer to developing its Entertainment District north of AT&T Stadium.

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Oil falls toward $110 after hitting 2-year high


PAMELA SAMPSON, AP Business Writer

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell Monday, edging off a two-year high as the likelihood of a U.S. attack against Syria appeared to diminish.

Benchmark oil for October delivery fell 33 cents to $110.20 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

On Friday, the contract rose $2.16 to close at $110.53 on the Nymex, the highest closing price since May 3, 2011. The sharp increase was driven by a disappointing U.S. jobs report and continuing worries about Syria's civil war.

President Barack Obama has called for military action against the regime of President Bashar Assad in retaliation for what the White House says was a chemical weapons attack against civilians in suburban Damascus last month.

But Obama so far has failed to win support for intervention both at home and abroad. The U.S. Congress is set to hold votes on authorizing limited strikes into Syria as soon as Wednesday.

Prices also dipped on the heels of a disappointing jobs report. The U.S. government said Friday that employers added 169,000 jobs in August, below expectations. On top of that, July's figure was corrected downward from an earlier estimate of 162,000 jobs to 104,000 jobs, the fewest in over a year.

Brent, the benchmark for international crudes, fell 2 cents to $116.10 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline fell 1 cent to $2.8441 per gallon.

— Natural gas rose 2.1 cents to $3.551 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil fell marginally to $3.1636 per gallon.

 

 

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