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Dallas Fed's Fisher, Philadelphia Fed leaders to retire in 2015

WASHINGTON — The outspoken president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will step down in March, shortly before the central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since the recession, the regional bank said Monday.

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RadioShack sees stock jump on investment report

Fort Worth-based RadioShack saw its stock increase as much as 45 percent on Friday as investor Standard General LP said it was continuing talks on new financing for the electronics retailer.

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Fort Worth couple gets in 'Shark Tank,' comes out with deal

A Fort Worth couple who started a business when they couldn’t sleep, were the first entrepreneurs to get a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank in the season premiere on Sept. 26.

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Internal audit says EPA mismanaged Fort Worth project

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An internal audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveals the agency mismanaged an experiment using new ways to demolish asbestos-ridden buildings.

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Weatherford's Wild Mushroom to open in Fort Worth's Ridglea Village

Weatherford restaurant staple The Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge will be coming to Fort Worth in November, moving into the former site of Ray’s Steakhouse at to 3206 Winthrop Ave. in the Ridglea Village Shopping Center.

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Frisco exec among National Entrepreneur honorees
 
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
Spencer Rascoff, CEO of real-estate website Zillow, has been named the EY National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Service Award winner.
 
The award, given by global tax, assurance and advisory services firm Ernst & Young Global Ltd., encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries demonstrating innovation, financial success and personal commitment.
 
Rascoff was recognized for overcoming initial industry reluctance to create Zillow, an online marketplace allowing customers to make smarter decisions about real estate. He was honored at the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards gala, recently held in Palm Springs, Calif.
 
"The team that started Zillow, including myself, is made up of the same folks who started Expedia," Rascoff said in a news release.
 
"Expedia ruffled a lot of feathers in the travel industry by putting a lot of travel agents out of business. At Zillow, we had to explain that while we empower consumers by giving them access to information, we still believe real estate professionals play a crucial role in the industry," Rascoff said.
 
Among other honorees was Stephen Mooney, president and CEO of Conifer Health Solutions in Frisco. Mooney was among five Service category finalists.
 
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and from more than 250 regional award recipients.  
 
A complete list of winners and more information is available at www.ey.com/us/eoy.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net
 
 
 
 

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