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Dallas Fed's Fisher, Philadelphia Fed leaders to retire in 2015

WASHINGTON — The outspoken president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will step down in March, shortly before the central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since the recession, the regional bank said Monday.

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Ex Rangers manager Washington apologizes for 'breaking wife's trust'

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for 'breaking his wife's trust.'

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Troubled RadioShack files SEC form, talks with 'major vendor'

RadioShack Corp.’s latest filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission describes recent discussions that “could be beneficial to the financial restructuring of the company.”

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REIT plans demolition of Fort Worth's Westchester Plaza, mixed-use redevelopment

The developer is seeking a $3.8 million reimbursement from the Southside tax increment finance district.

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Road Show: City leaders prepare campaign to corral votes for $450 million arena

Fort Worth’s biggest backers of a new arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center are leaving little to the chance of a “no” vote in a citywide election Nov. 4 to decide on new fees that would fund 15 percent of the $450 million project.

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Oil falls on weak China trade data, US supply rise


The Associated Press

The price of oil fell from a five-week high Thursday after China reported weak monthly trade data and a report showed a big increase in U.S. crude supplies.

Benchmark crude for May delivery was down 31 cents to $103.29 at 0525 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $1.04 to settle at $103.60 on Wednesday amid unrest in eastern Ukraine after gaining more than $2 the day before. The last time it finished above $103 was on March 4.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil prices, fell 42 cents to $107.53 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

Oil fell as Chinese trade numbers showed that exports contracted unexpectedly in March, shrinking by 6.6 percent from a year earlier while imports contracted 11.3 percent.

The numbers highlight the gradual slowdown in China's economic growth, which could result in lower demand for energy. The country's leaders are struggling to hit a full-year target of 7.5 percent growth this year while reorienting the world's second biggest economy away from trade and investment to one based on domestic spending.

Crude prices also slipped following the report by the U.S. Energy Department's Energy Information Administration that showed 4 million barrels were added to supplies last week. That's a lot more than the 2.5 million barrels predicted by analysts surveyed by Platt's, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.

In other energy futures trading in New York:

— Wholesale gasoline lost 1.5 cents to $2.993 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 1.1 cents to $4.575 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil was down 0.7 cent at $2.947 a gallon.

 

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