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Ice cancels flights, snarls traffic; snow in North Texas forecast

DALLAS (AP) — More wintry weather was expected across parts of North Texas through Wednesday.

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Riverside: Developer sees revitalization with apartments, townhomes driving commercial projects

A Dallas developer is seeking to rezone more than 18 acres in Fort Worth’s Riverside area overlooking Oakhurst Scenic Drive, the Trinity River and downtown, with plans to build as many as 400 apartments and townhomes aimed at renters who want to live in or near the central city. D

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Einstein Bagels closing two Tarrant locations

Einstein Bagels is closing two Tarrant County locations, part of a series of 39 closings around the country, according to the company’s owners, JAB Holding Co.

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Dallas developer confirmed to build Walsh Ranch in west Fort Worth

Dallas-based Republic Property Group has been chosen to lead Walsh Ranch development as the 7,200-acre residential community takes shape in west Fort Worth.

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Berkshire Hathaway company acquires Fort Worth firm

M&M Manufacturing, a producer of sheet metal products for the air distribution and ventilation market based in Fort Worth, has been acquired by MiTek Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,

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Activists arrested in Philly over XL oil pipeline


KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists blocked entrances to a federal office building on Monday to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and police began arresting them.

About 40 activists stood in front of three sets of doors to the William J. Green Building in downtown Philadelphia as another 100 people sang, chanted and waved signs in support of the civil disobedience. One entrance remained open.

The actions were "a preview of the resistance to come" if President Barack Obama's administration approves the $5.3 billion project, said Alexa Ross, spokeswoman for Earth Quaker Action Team, which organized the demonstration. Nearly 30 people had been arrested by mid-afternoon, she said.

The proposed 1,179-mile pipeline from Canada to Texas would create jobs and reduce the need to import oil from politically volatile countries, say supporters, who include lawmakers from both major political parties and many business and labor groups.

But protesters including Eileen Flanagan contend the project poses serious environmental hazards, such as carrying "dirty oil" that contributes to global warming. The Philadelphia mother of two said she fears what the pipeline would mean for her children's future.

"What climate scientists say about the world they're going to inherit is really scary," Flanagan said. "I feel like I need to stand up and do something."

Obama has said he expects to make a decision on Keystone XL in the coming weeks. Secretary of State John Kerry must first make a recommendation on whether the project serves the national interest; Department of State approval is needed because the pipeline crosses a U.S. border.

The long-delayed project cleared a major hurdle in January, when a Department of State report found no major environmental objection.

However, opponents heavily criticized the report by London-based Environmental Resources Management after the company disclosed that some staff members had previously done work with the pipeline operator, Calgary-based TransCanada.

 

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