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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 nears $103 on winter demand, supply concerns


The Associated Press

The price of oil extended gains to near $103 a barrel Wednesday, driven by severe winter weather in the U.S. and supply concerns.

Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was up 38 cents to $102.81 a barrel at 0800 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract surged $2.13 to close at $102.43 a barrel on Tuesday.

Last time the price of oil was above $103 was in October.

Severely cold weather and snowstorms in the eastern region in the U.S. have boosted energy prices. The National Weather Service said more snow is ahead for residents of northern New England, one day after a storm dumped about a foot on many communities.

One half of U.S. households use natural gas as their primary heating fuel and about a quarter of households in the Northeast U.S. rely on heating oil for space heating, according to the Energy Information Administration. The EIA is scheduled to release its weekly inventory data on Thursday.

Meanwhile, expectations for an increased oil supply were dampened after Iran rejected a key demand of six world powers in their latest round of talks. The talks that began on Tuesday in Vienna aim to finalize a deal to control Iran's nuclear program. Iran, a major oil producer, will be able to export more crude if the talks lead to reduced sanctions.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, edged down 11 cents to $110.35.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex.

— Wholesale gasoline edged up 0.3 cent to $3.003 a gallon.

— Heating oil inched down 0.2 cent to $3.044 a gallon.

— Natural gas gained 12 cents to $5.671 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

 

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