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Dallas Fed's Fisher, Philadelphia Fed leaders to retire in 2015

WASHINGTON — The outspoken president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will step down in March, shortly before the central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since the recession, the regional bank said Monday.

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RadioShack sees stock jump on investment report

Fort Worth-based RadioShack saw its stock increase as much as 45 percent on Friday as investor Standard General LP said it was continuing talks on new financing for the electronics retailer.

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Fort Worth couple gets in 'Shark Tank,' comes out with deal

A Fort Worth couple who started a business when they couldn’t sleep, were the first entrepreneurs to get a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank in the season premiere on Sept. 26.

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Internal audit says EPA mismanaged Fort Worth project

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An internal audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveals the agency mismanaged an experiment using new ways to demolish asbestos-ridden buildings.

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Weatherford's Wild Mushroom to open in Fort Worth's Ridglea Village

Weatherford restaurant staple The Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge will be coming to Fort Worth in November, moving into the former site of Ray’s Steakhouse at to 3206 Winthrop Ave. in the Ridglea Village Shopping Center.

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Oil price falls to near $97 a barrel


The Associated Press

The price of oil dropped Monday after a survey released on the weekend showed a slight deterioration in China's manufacturing.

Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was down 17 cents to $97.32 a barrel at 0600 GMT on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 74 cents Friday to close at $97.49 a barrel.

Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of crude, was down 9 cents to $106.31 on the ICE exchange in London.

A factory purchasing managers index reported Saturday by the government-affiliated China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing fell from 51 in December to 50.5 in January, just above the 50 level that signifies expansion in manufacturing.

Weaker manufacturing in China could reduce global demand for energy imports but the survey results may reflect Chinese New Year effects. This year the holiday spans late January and early February, reducing working days in both months.

Prices were pulled down late last week following forecasts of warmer weather in the U.S., following a spate of extreme cold in many areas.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

—Wholesale gasoline was down 0.6 cent at $2.637 a gallon

—Heating oil dropped 0.7 cent to $3.004 a gallon.

—Natural gas fell 11 cents to $4.833 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

 

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