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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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Texas' revamped $3B cancer agency back to work


PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leaders of the state's $3 billion cancer agency are returning to the Texas Capitol, but this time under better circumstances than the last time.

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas meets Friday for the first time since lawmakers this spring overhauled the agency troubled by a criminal investigation and questionable spending.

The agency previously held public meetings in a downtown Austin office building. Interim executive director Wayne Roberts says relocating to the Texas Capitol symbolizes the agency's new commitment to transparency.

The agency, known as CPRIT, controls the nation's second-largest pot of cancer research dollars.

Gov. Rick Perry and other state leaders this week lifted a nearly yearlong moratorium that had barred the agency from awarding grant money while under heavy scrutiny.

 

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