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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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Virgin America to take former American gates at Southwest

DALLAS (AP) — Virgin America wants two gates at Dallas Love Field that American Airlines is giving up.

Wednesday's announcement pits Virgin against bigger rivals Southwest Airlines Co. and Delta Air Line Inc.

Virgin, part-owned by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, says it can increase low-fare competition at close-in Love Field. It would leave nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and fly from Dallas to New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

Southwest has 16 gates at Love Field and says getting two more would let it add 20 daily flights to new cities. Delta, which flies to Atlanta from Love Field, says it can add routes and boost competition with the gates.

American agreed to give up the gates to settle a government lawsuit against its merger with US Airways.
 

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