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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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Volunteer Center hires new CEO

Tammy Richards, new CEO at Volunteer Center of North Texas

The Volunteer Center of North Texas announced Monday that Tammy Richards has been named CEO of the Dallas-based organization.
Richards replaces Julie Thomas is stepping down from her day-to-day responsibilities as CEO. However, she will continue to cultivate major gifts to VCNT., but will continue to work obtaining major gifts for the organization.


The Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT), founded in 1971, recruits volunteers, including individuals, corporations and civic and faith-based groups, to serve nonprofits and their clients throughout the North Texas area. Though based in Dallas, the organization has an office in Fort Worth.


Before moving into the education and nonprofit sectors, Richards worked at Texas Instruments (TI) for more than 20 years, including serving as vice president of marketing for the Education Technology division.
Most recently, she was CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. Richards also has experience in nonprofit boards, including the Plano Independent School District, Head Start of Greater Dallas and the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Richards is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
“We are thrilled to have Tammy join the Volunteer Center of North Texas and help us further advance our goal of connecting more volunteers with volunteer opportunities,” said VCNT Board Chairman Cheryl Alston.
 

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