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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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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

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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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Leo's Foods to shutter Fort Worth plant, lay off 84

In a filing with the Texas Workforce Commission, Leo’s Foods will begin terminating employees over a 14 day period beginning Oct. 10.

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Rose appointed to Dallas Fed board

 

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors announced Dec. 19 that BNSF CEO Matthew K. Rose has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors. He will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

Rose is chairman and CEO of BNSF Railway Co., headquartered in Fort Worth. He will become the company’s executive chairman effective January 1, 2014.

“Matt Rose is one of the most respected businessmen in the nation. We are honored to have him serve on our board,” said Dallas Fed president and CEO Richard W. Fisher.

As a Dallas Fed board member, Rose will provide input into regional and national economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy functions.

Rose has been CEO of BNSF since 2000 and was named chairman of the company in 2002. Previously, he served as the company’s president and COO.
 

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