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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Time to make more Do-Nuts in DFW

Shipley Do-Nuts has signed a development agreement with Adkins Development Corp. to accelerate expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

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Oil dips on China data, caution on US Fed meeting


The Associated Press

The price of oil dipped slightly on Monday as a report on manufacturing in China signaled that a recovery in the world's No. 2 economy would continue to be uneven.

Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery edged 23 cents lower, or 0.2 percent, to $96.37 a barrel at midday in Asia in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

China's massive manufacturing sector grew at a slightly slower pace in December, according to a preliminary survey by HSBC. The purchasing managers' index report found that the growth rate slowed marginally from the month before, though it was still high enough to indicate that China's economy is continuing to recover since slowing to 7.5 percent growth in the second quarter.

Investors were also staying on the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting to decide on whether to maintain its $85 billion in monetary stimulus.

Expectations are growing that the Federal Open Market Committee might decide at its meeting, held on Tuesday and Wednesday, to start cutting back on the stimulus following some recent strong U.S. economic data reports and signs of an imminent budget agreement in Congress.

Any reduction of stimulus would likely result in a stronger dollar, making commodities priced in the greenback more expensive to foreign buyers, driving down demand.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was up 40 cents to $108.72 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline was little changed at $2.6496 a gallon.

— Heating oil was little changed at $2.983 gallon

— Natural gas dropped 0.1 cents to $4.282 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

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