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RadioShack sees stock jump on investment report

Fort Worth-based RadioShack saw its stock increase as much as 45 percent on Friday as investor Standard General LP said it was continuing talks on new financing for the electronics retailer.

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Fort Worth couple gets in 'Shark Tank,' comes out with deal

A Fort Worth couple who started a business when they couldn’t sleep, were the first entrepreneurs to get a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank in the season premiere on Sept. 26.

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20 from Dallas-Fort Worth on Forbes wealthiest list

There are 20 Dallas-Fort Worth residents listed among the 400 richest Americans, according to the Forbes 400 list of The Richest People in America 2014.

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Internal audit says EPA mismanaged Fort Worth project

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An internal audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveals the agency mismanaged an experiment using new ways to demolish asbestos-ridden buildings.

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Texas Wesleyan acquires two strip shopping centers on East Rosedale

Texas Wesleyan University has purchased two strip shopping centers on East Rosedale Street across from its Southeast Fort Worth campus, the university’s president said Friday.

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Texas lags in venture capital

CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is not getting its share of venture capital investment, but experts disagree on how to remedy the problem.

Experts in venture capital told the Texas House Economic and Small Business Development Committee on Thursday that many factors attract early investment in new companies. But they recommended different ways for lawmakers to encourage more venture capitalists in Texas.

The experts said success depends on thriving industries, academic research and a friendly business environment. Recommendations included investing taxpayer money in new firms, better funding for universities and improved roads and other critical infrastructure.

House Speaker Joe Straus asked the committee to study venture capital investment in the state and compare it to what is happening elsewhere. The committee will draft legislation to be considered when the Legislature meets again in January.
 

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