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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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Horton reports 4Q, year-end results

 

Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton Inc. reported a profit of $139.5 million, or 40 cents per share, in its fiscal fourth quarter. Company officials said the results indicate home values across the country are increasing.
The company had reported a profit of $100.1 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.


Home building revenue was $1.8 billion, up from $1.3 billion in the same quarter in 2012. However, the company also reported that orders for new homes had slipped in quarter.


Net income for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2013 was $462.7 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, compared to $956.3 million, or $2.77 per diluted share, in fiscal 2012. The results in fiscal 2012 included a non-cash tax benefit of $753.2 million from a reduction of the company's valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets. Homebuilding revenue for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, increased 44 percent to $6.1 billion from $4.2 billion in fiscal 2012. Homes closed in fiscal 2013 increased 28 percent to 24,155, compared to 18,890 homes in fiscal 2012.
 

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