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Group buys former Armour meatpacking site in Stockyards

The 16.8-acre site of the historic, former Armour meatpacking plant in Fort Worth’s Stockyards has changed hands, and its new owners aren’t saying anything about their plans. Chesapeake Land Development Co., which bought the site

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Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks

DALLAS (AP) — News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

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Social House Fort Worth plans to open mid-November

Social House has leased 5,045 square feet at 2801-2873 W Seventh St. in Fort Worth, according to Xceligent Inc.

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Ski Grand Prairie? TCU, UTA grad helping bring snow to Metroplex

For Levi Davis last week may have been a career peak, in more ways than one.

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GE rises most in year with equipment order increases, including at Fort Worth locomotive unit

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. beat analysts' profit estimates in the third quarter as Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt squeezed more costs from the manufacturing units.

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Unemployment rate remains at 5.7 percent for state, FW-Arlington

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas unemployment rate remained at 5.7 percent for the second straight month, continuing to reflect the state's lowest jobless figure since November 2008.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported the seasonally adjusted rate for February is down from 6.5 percent for the same month last year.
The nationwide jobless rate stood at 6.7 percent in February.
TWC officials say Texas employers in February added 37,600 seasonally adjusted jobs. They say the state added more than 314,000 jobs from February 2013 to February of this year.


The Midland area had the state's lowest jobless rate in February at 3.0 percent. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest jobless rate in Texas at 10.3 percent.
Unemployment in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington was up slightly from January’s 5.7 percent, moving up to 5.8 percent in February. That’s well down from a year earlier, when the rate was 6.5 percent.


Breaking the metropolitan area down slightly, Fort Worth-Arlington’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.7 percent. That’s well down from February 2013’s 6.4 percent.
The Dallas-Plano-Irving unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in February, up from 5.7 percent a month earlier. In February 2013, the unemployment rate was 6.4 percent.
Breaking the employment figures down by industry, construction showed the largest year-over-year increase in February, up 0.9 percent, followed closely by mining, which was up 0.7 percent. Mining includes energy industry jobs.
 

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