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Super PAC Men: How political consultants took a Fort Worth oilman on a wild ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying

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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth’s dining scene is about to get spicier with the opening of a new restaurant featuring Latin-inspired coastal cuisine.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Chesapeake to spin off oilfield services unit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Chesapeake Energy Corp. has filed regulatory paperwork for a possible spinoff its oilfield services business unit.


The Oklahoma City-based natural gas company said in February that it was considering selling or spinning off the unit to help maximize shareholder value.
Chesapeake said Monday that the spinoff will be tax-free to its shareholders. It has not determined the exact scope or timing of the spinoff, according to the paperwork filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It has retained Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as its financial adviser in connection with the deal.


The division is expected to change its name to Seventy Seven Energy Inc. as part of the spinoff. The unit posted a profit of $19.9 million on revenue of $1.3 billion in 2011, the most recent fiscal year included in the SEC filing.
Chesapeake Energy is the second-largest producer of natural gas and tenth-largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids in the U.S.

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