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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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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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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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Flight delays have arrived on time

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Flight delays are here.
Just like the government warned a few months ago, air travelers have started experiencing late flights caused by forced federal spending cuts. On Monday afternoon, all three New York City-area airports reported delays for all incoming flights, in part because fewer air traffic controllers reported for duty as they were forced to take unpaid time off, according to unions and airline trade groups.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport was also reporting "ground delays" with extra wait time averaging of 20 minutes due to furloughs and weather problems, according to Victoria Day of Airlines for America, a trade group for the major airlines.
Furloughs kicked in on Sunday for 47,000 Federal Aviation Administration workers, including 15,000 air traffic controllers.
"Throughout today, the FAA has put in place a series of traffic management initiatives around the country to manage both reduced staffing as a result of employee furloughs and weather related issues," Department of Transportation Press Secretary Justin Nisly said in a statement.
The FAA said there were 400 furlough-related flight delays Sunday. On Sunday night, flights into to New York's John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports were delayed by an average of 70 minutes.
Also on Sunday, two Alaska Airlines flights destined for Los Angeles International Airport were diverted 60 miles away to Ontario International Airport Sunday night due to furloughs and bad weather. The airline had to bus passengers to LAX. The airline also waived rebooking fees through Tuesday, citing furloughs.
It's only the beginning -- FAA workers have to take a total of 11 days by September. They must take off at least one day every two weeks. That means 1,500 controllers could be off a day, or 10% of the workforce.
The delays hit earlier than expected -- only last week, Washington officials had predicted that delays could hit Monday.
"The best indicator of what this is going to be like is (that) we ran delays on Sunday -- not one of the busiest days of the week -- ... on a perfect weather day," said Stephen Abraham, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association representative in JFK.
Flight tracking service FlightStats reported early Tuesday that the number of flights with delays of 45 minutes or more nationwide soared to 13.2% of scheduled flights on Monday compared to 7% on Sunday and 8% the previous Monday. The most affected airport was LaGuardia in New York where just over half of flights were delayed.
There were another 400 flights canceled Monday, which comes to 1.7% of those scheduled. There were 50 flights canceled Tuesday as of 5 am ET.
The FAA must cut $637 million from its budget by the end of September, part of some $85 billion of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that kicked in on March 1.
Since the furloughs are being administered at a local level, the FAA did not immediately have the total number of controllers furloughed nationwide Sunday or Monday.
Airlines have been preparing. The nation's airlines asked a federal court last Friday to block furloughs of air traffic controllers, saying the cuts could delay 6,700 flights daily with passengers waiting up to four hours in some cases.
On Sunday, Alaska Air Group Inc started waiving rebooking and change fees for those with flights scheduled to or from Los Angeles through Tuesday, citing furloughs. The airline also warned customers headed out or into Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Newark, San Diego and San Francisco to check their flight status before leaving for the airport and expect delays.
Delta Airlines issued similar warnings for customers traveling to or from JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago O'Hare, Chicago Midway, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
While the furloughs are unusual, Sunday night delay aren't that uncommon, according to Mark Duell, vice president of operations at FlightAware
"Last night was better than the previous Sunday, but slightly worse than the Sunday before that," Duell said.

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