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Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks

DALLAS (AP) — News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

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Landscape architect behind several TCU landmarks acquired

The Dallas design firm behind several Texas Christian University projects, as well as Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium, has been acquired by Rvi Planning + Landscape Architecture.

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Fort Worth launching Stockyards design task force

The task force, to be chaired by the Fort Worth architect Eric Hahnfeld, would be responsible for confirming the boundaries of the city's planned Stockyards design district and reviewing the work of a consultant.

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GE rises most in year with equipment order increases, including at Fort Worth locomotive unit

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. beat analysts' profit estimates in the third quarter as Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt squeezed more costs from the manufacturing units.

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Social House Fort Worth plans to open mid-November

Social House has leased 5,045 square feet at 2801-2873 W Seventh St. in Fort Worth, according to Xceligent Inc.

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Oil prices kept in check by global economy fears


The Associated Press

The price of oil was little changed Tuesday, with the outlook for energy demand kept in check by weak manufacturing in China and the U.S.

Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was up 19 cents to $96.62 a barrel at 0830 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.06 to close at $96.43 on Monday.

Oil prices took a hit this week after surveys of purchasing managers in the world's two biggest economies indicated weakness in manufacturing last month.

A trade group in the U.S. reported that manufacturing barely expanded in January as cold weather cut shipments and forced some factories to shut down. On the weekend, a Chinese manufacturing index by a government-affiliated agency reported that activity declined to just above the level that indicates contraction.

Feeble manufacturing could indicate broader economic weakness that results in reduced demand for energy.

Brent crude, a benchmark for oil sold internationally, was up 1 cent at $106.05 on the ICE exchange in London.

Investors are looking ahead to the end of the week, when the U.S. releases payrolls figures that will shed further light on the state of the U.S. economy.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline was flat at $2.609 a gallon.

— Heating oil was nearly unchanged at $3.00 a gallon.

— Natural gas rose 15.4 cents to $5.059 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

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