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Moves by Jeb Bush add to talk of 2016 candidacy

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's decision to release a policy-laden e-book and all his emails from his time as governor of Florida has further stoked expectations among his allies that he will launch a presidential bid.

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Ebby Halliday acquires Fort Worth’s Williams Trew

Williams Trew Real Estate of Fort Worth has been acquired by Dallas-based residential real estate brokerage Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

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Taking the Cake: Sundance had pursued Cheesecake Factory for many years

The Cheesecake Factory had been on the white board over at Sundance Square management for some time

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Fort Worth businessman to lead Abbott, Patrick inauguration efforts

Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January, it was announced on Friday.   Moore, president of Lee M. Bass Inc. in Fort Worth, is a vice chairman of the University of Texas Investment

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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AT&T closes on Crown Castle deal

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T said Monday that it has closed on its deal with Crown Castle International Corp. to lease the rights of 9,000 of its company-owned wireless towers and sell approximately 600 more. The Dallas-based company received approximately $4.83 billion at closing.

AT&T first announced the deal in October. The company said Monday that it plans to use the proceeds to buy back stock and pay off debt.

The communications company expects no significant impact to financial results from this transaction.

Shares of AT&T added 30 cents to close regular trading at $34.15, in line with broader market trends. Its stock added 4 cents to reach $34.19 in after-hours trading following the announcement.

 

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