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UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

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Crestwood area hoping to block planned office building

Residents of West Fort Worth’s Crestwood Association are trying to block the rezoning of a small apartment complex at White Settlement Road and North Bailey Avenue to make way for a planned office building, saying it would represent the start of commercial encroachment into their neighborhood.

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Great Women of Texas honored

The Fort Worth Business Press held the Great Women of Texas event Wednesday night at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Stacie McDavid of McDavid Investments was honored as the

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Grocers, retailers flocking to Southlake

With its economic development engine revving at full throttle, Southlake is about to welcome several major retail and commercial projects that underscore its image

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Clip art: Cutting edge barbershop creates a buzz in Fort Worth

Jonathan Morris is on a mission to create a better grooming experience for men.

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Crude oil edges lower as Fed meeting in focus


The Associated Press

The price of oil edged lower Tuesday as investors waited to see whether or not the U.S. Federal Reserve would start reducing its economic stimulus program at a key policy meeting this week.

Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery fell 2 cents to $97.46 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, dipped 10 cents to 109.31 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

Investors are increasingly beginning to think that the U.S. Federal Reserve could decide to start scaling back its $85 billion in asset purchases at the meeting, which wraps up Wednesday. Such a pullback would likely result in the greenback strengthening, making commodities priced in dollars more costly for overseas investors, therefore cutting demand.

Expectations grew that the Fed would start reducing the program following some reports Monday indicating a strengthening U.S. economy. Factory output grew for a fourth straight month in November, and U.S. workers boosted their productivity at the fastest rate in the third quarter since 2009.

Energy prices are expected to remain in check over the next few years, according to an annual report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which forecasts that domestic oil output may rise to 9.5 million barrels per day by 2016, just shy of the 1970 record of 9.6 million barrels per day.

In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline was little changed at $2.660 a gallon.

— Heating oil was little changed at 1.5 cents to $2.99 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 0.9 cents to $4.288 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

 

 

 

 

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