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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 falls below $94 as China growth slows

The Associated Press

Oil prices fell Monday after China's economic growth declined in the last quarter of 2013.

Benchmark U.S. crude for February delivery was down 69 cents at $93.68 a barrel at 0530 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 41 cents to settle at $94.37 on Friday. Brent crude for March delivery was down 14 cents at $106.33 in London.

U.S. oil began the year near $98 a barrel but retreated swiftly on indications of ample global supplies.

It regained some ground last week but retreated Monday after China announced economic growth slowed to 7.7 percent in the three months ending in December. Weaker factory output and other indicators suggested that the world's second-largest economic is slowing further.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline rose 2.2 cents at $2.633 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 11.3 cents to $4.263 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil rose 1.4 cent to $2.949 a gallon.

 

 

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