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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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BNSF honors Montana Rail, Bighorn Divide at annual awards
 
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
BNSF Railway Co. of Fort Worth has selected Montana Rail Link Inc. as 2013 Shortline of the Year for its significant growth and continued emphasis on a strong safety record.
 
Meanwhile, Bighorn Divide & Wyoming Railroad won special recognition honors, with both awards given as part of the annual Oct. 21 BNSF Shortline Conference in Irving.
 
Montana Rail Link connects with BNSF main lines at Huntley, Mont., and Sandpoint, Idaho.
 
“MRL is an important BNSF business partner committed to enhance service to customers by focusing on network and terminal velocity initiatives, responding to changes in traffic volume, and investing in infrastructure while always emphasizing the safety of employees,” said Dean Wise, vice president of network strategy for BNSF, commenting in a news release.
 
BNSF selected Bighorn Divide & Wyoming Railroad for special recognition because of its commitment to growth, customer service and efficiency. The company interchanges with BNSF at Bonneville and Bishop, Wyo.
 
BNSF created the awards to honor shortlines that exceed the railway’s expectations for innovation, determination, vision and entrepreneurial spirit.
 
BNSF Railway operates on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. More information is available at www.bnsf.com.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net
 

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