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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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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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Plans for Grand Prairie indoor ski resort, Hard Rock Hotel evaporate

Plans for a $215 million indoor ski resort and Hard Rock Hotel in Grand Prairie have been shelved. Sherman Thurston, a member of the development team, sent a

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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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