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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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Irving man sentenced for defrauding investors

DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding people seeking to invest in a restaurant franchise.

Michael David Carroll of Irving was sentenced Monday in federal court in Dallas. He was ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution. He had pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud.

Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Carroll was a director of The Salad Bowl Franchise Corp. They say from 2008 to 2010 Carroll ran a scheme to defraud investors by inducing them to purchase a franchise from him.

He provided false financial data to investors, including inflated sales figures at some franchise locations. Carroll admitted to investigators that he had used investor funds for his own purposes.

He also acknowledged forging a signature to obtain a $23,000 loan.

 

 

 

 

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