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Group buys former Armour meatpacking site in Stockyards

The 16.8-acre site of the historic, former Armour meatpacking plant in Fort Worth’s Stockyards has changed hands, and its new owners aren’t saying anything about their plans. Chesapeake Land Development Co., which bought the site

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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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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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Ski Grand Prairie? TCU, UTA grad helping bring snow to Metroplex

For Levi Davis last week may have been a career peak, in more ways than one.

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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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Oil prices dip as Iran's nuclear talks resume

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Oil prices fell Thursday as talks resumed between Iran and six powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program.

Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was down 20 cents to $93.65 a barrel at midafternoon Kuala Lumpur time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract for December, which expired Wednesday, closed down 1 cent at $93.33.

A new round of Iran nuclear talks began in Geneva on Wednesday, with both sides indicating a first-step agreement was possible on a deal to roll back Iran's nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief.

The U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany are offering a gradual easing of sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy, raising the possibility of an influx of Iranian oil into world markets at a time of already abundant supplies.

At the same time, signs that the Federal Reserve may wind down its $85 billion monthly bond purchases also bogged sentiment.

Minutes of the Fed last meeting showed members agreed they would likely start tapering stimulus in coming months if the job market improved further. The Fed's bond purchases have kept long-term borrowing rates low to spur spending and growth.

Brent crude, the benchmark for an international variety of crude, fell 19 cents to $107.87 a barrel on the ICE futures exchange in London.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline eased 0.4 cent to $2.642 gallon.

— Heating oil dipped 0.3 cent to $2.95 a gallon.

— Natural gas was flat at $3.674 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

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