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Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

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Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

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Hope Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's dies

Hope Lancarte, who ran her father's restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s, for decades, died Thursday morning.. She was 86.

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Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

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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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