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Super PAC Men: How political consultants took a Fort Worth oilman on a wild ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying

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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth’s dining scene is about to get spicier with the opening of a new restaurant featuring Latin-inspired coastal cuisine.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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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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