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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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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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