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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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Bell Helicopter expands service at Singapore site
 
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
Bell Helicopter Inc., a Fort Worth-based wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., has received approval by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to perform maintenance and customization on Bell 206 series, Bell 407 series and Bell 429 aircraft under certification of the Transport Canada Civil Aviation.
 
“The CAAS approval offers enhanced service offerings to our customers and strengthens our presence in the region,” said Michael T. Reagan, director of Bell’s Global Services division in a news release.
 
“With this qualification we can now perform customization work on all in-production Bell Helicopter aircraft using this bilateral agreement with Transport Canada,” Reagan said.
 
Under an agreement between the Singapore and Canadian firms, Bell’s helicopter service center in Singapore will complete repair, modification and customization on aircraft that are Transport Canada Civil Aviation-certified. Among those are scheduled or unscheduled maintenance; inspections, repair or recertification; and component replacement.
 
The latest approval authorizes the Bell Helicopter Service Center in Singapore to inspect, test, repair and modify current production Bell Helicopter aircraft under the regulatory authorities of Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net
 

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