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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Time to make more Do-Nuts in DFW

Shipley Do-Nuts has signed a development agreement with Adkins Development Corp. to accelerate expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

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Leo's Foods to shutter Fort Worth plant, lay off 84

In a filing with the Texas Workforce Commission, Leo’s Foods will begin terminating employees over a 14 day period beginning Oct. 10.

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American Airlines posts March traffic increase
By Betty Dillard
American Airlines traffic, capacity up slightly in March
AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corp., reported a 1 percent increase in consolidated traffic for March on a year-over-year basis.
During March, the company boarded 9.4 million passengers.
Consolidated available seat miles or capacity rose 0.1 percent higher as compared with the same month last year.
Consolidated load factor in March was 82.7 percent, 0.7 points higher versus 81.9 percent in the same period last year.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge late last month approved insolvent AMR Corp.’s planned $11 billion merger with US Airways Group Inc., which will create the world’s largest airline. Fort Worth-based AMR filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2011.
 
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