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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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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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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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RadioShack rescue raises question of what's worth saving

NEW YORK — RadioShack Corp.'s effort to seek financing and stave off bankruptcy raises a key question for investors, analysts and the customers who've shunned the electronics retailer for years: What's worth saving here?

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Crude oil holds above $99 a barrel amid US hopes
 
PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press
 
The price of oil was holding above $99 a barrel Monday on optimism that stronger than anticipated U.S. economic growth would help boost demand.
 
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. oil for February delivery was down 14 cents at $99.18 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Trading was far thinner than usual because of the approaching holidays.
 
On Friday, the Nymex contract added 28 cents to close at $99.32 a barrel.
 
Last week, oil rose nearly 3 percent, largely because of signs of improvement in the U.S. economy. The last time oil closed above $100 a barrel was Oct. 18.
 
The government said Friday that the U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September. That was the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously believed.
 
Prices were also supported by violence in eastern Africa, where ethnic rivalries after an attempted coup in South Sudan have led to over 1,000 deaths and 100,000 internal refugees during the past week.
 
"South Sudan has been recently producing at about 230,000 barrels a day, with most of the crude oil exports heading to China," said Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix in Switzerland.
 
Brent crude, a benchmark used to price international crudes used by many U.S. refiners, was down 12 cents at $111.65.
In other energy futures trading:
 
— Wholesale gasoline was down 0.68 cent to $2.778 a gallon.
— Heating oil lost 0.75 cent to $3.0627 a gallon.
— Natural gas added 8.3 cents to $4.501 per thousand cubic feet.
 
 
 
 
 

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