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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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Oil rises above $92 after hitting 8-month low


The Associated Press

The price of oil recouped some recent losses Friday as traders calmed down from earlier jitters about an oil supply glut amid slipping gasoline demand.

Benchmark U.S. oil for February delivery was up 79 cents to $92.45 a barrel at 0600 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 67 cents to $91.66 on Thursday, its lowest close in eight months.

Bargain-hunting kicked in following two days of decline that was sparked by the U.S. Energy Department's report that supplies of gasoline rose by 6.2 million barrels last week. The jump of nearly 3 percent may be a possible sign of falling gasoline demand.

Although the unusually cold winter in the U.S. is expected to fuel demand for refined oil products, global supplies of oil are ample despite some persisting concerns about political instability in the Middle East.

Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of crude, gained 35 cents to $106.31 on the ICE exchange in London.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline added 0.9 cent to $2.652 a gallon.

— Natural gas rose 0.8 cent to $4.013 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil gained 1.1 cents to $2.933 a gallon.

 

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