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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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Travelocity plans layoffs

The Travelocity gnome. Courtesy of Travelocity

Travelocity.com LP plans to lay off 14 workers at its Southlake office by Nov. 15 and more layoffs may be in the offing, according to a notice the travel website company filed with the Texas Workforce Commission on Sept. 16.


Travelocity, known for the traveling gnome in its marketing campaign, is owned by Sabre holdings. In August, it entered into a long-term marketing agreement with one of its key competitors Expedia Inc. According to the agreement, Expedia will handle the technology and customer service aspects of the site, while Travelocity will handle the marketing. - Robert Francis
 

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