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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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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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