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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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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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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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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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