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Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks

DALLAS (AP) — News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

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Landscape architect behind several TCU landmarks acquired

The Dallas design firm behind several Texas Christian University projects, as well as Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium, has been acquired by Rvi Planning + Landscape Architecture.

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Fort Worth launching Stockyards design task force

The task force, to be chaired by the Fort Worth architect Eric Hahnfeld, would be responsible for confirming the boundaries of the city's planned Stockyards design district and reviewing the work of a consultant.

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GE rises most in year with equipment order increases, including at Fort Worth locomotive unit

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. beat analysts' profit estimates in the third quarter as Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt squeezed more costs from the manufacturing units.

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Social House Fort Worth plans to open mid-November

Social House has leased 5,045 square feet at 2801-2873 W Seventh St. in Fort Worth, according to Xceligent Inc.

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Group 1 acquires Arlington dealerships

 

Group 1 Automotive Inc., an international, Fortune 500 automotive retailer, has acquired Moritz BMW/MINI and Moritz Cadillac in Arlington for an undisclosed amount.
The dealerships, which will operate as BMW of Arlington, MINI of Arlington, and Cadillac of Arlington, are expected to generate $200 million in estimated annual revenues.
“Dallas, Texas, is one of the largest and fastest growing luxury automobile markets in the U.S. These well-established businesses will give Group 1 a great platform for growth and will further expand our important, long-term relationship with BMW of North America,” said Earl J. Hesterberg, Group 1’s president and chief executive officer, in a news release.


Group 1 Automotive was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Houston. The company owns and operates 144 automotive dealerships, 182 franchises and 36 collision centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil that offer 33 brands of automobiles. Through its dealerships, the company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing, service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services; and sells vehicle parts.
Group 1 Automotive Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GPI. The company had total revenue of $7.476 million in 2012. - Betty Dillard, bdillard@bizpress.net

 

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