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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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Gentiva to buy Harden Healthcare for $408.8M

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Gentiva Health Services Inc. plans to purchase the home health, hospice and community care businesses of Harden Healthcare Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $408.8 million.

The Atlanta company said Thursday it will pay $355 million in cash and about $53.8 million in stock. Harden generated about $476 million in revenue last year, excluding the company's long-term care business, which its shareholders will keep.

Harden operates in 13 states and has a large presence in Texas. Gentiva provides home health and hospice care, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services.

Harden shareholders and the boards of directors for both companies have approved the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

Gentiva expects the acquisition to begin helping adjusted earnings, which exclude one-time costs, within the first year after it closes.

Gentiva shares closed at $11.14 on Wednesday. They have traded in a 52-week range of $8.47 to $13.85.
 

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