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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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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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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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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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Cash America considers separating online business

Payday lender Cash America International Inc. is evaluating a plan to separate its online lending business that comprises its e-commerce division, Enova International Inc., to focus on its storefront lending operations that include pawn shops.
A spinoff would create a stand-alone, publicly traded online lending company with approximately $766 million in annual revenue as of Dec. 31, 2013.


If a spinoff were to occur, Cash America would operate the storefront lending businesses, while Enova would own and operate the online lending business with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
David Fisher, who has been Enova’s CEO since January 2013, would continue to serve in that role if the spinoff were to occur.
As a result of a spinoff, Cash America President and CEO Daniel R. Feehan said in a news statement, “A separation is expected to better position Cash America and Enova to pursue strategies that best fit their specific businesses.”


The Fort Worth-based company said its management is expected to make a final recommendation to the board later this year with a transaction likely to be completed in late 2014 or early 2015.
As of Dec. 31, 2013, Cash America International operated 1,006 total locations, including 869 lending locations in 22 states in the U.S.; 47 pawn lending locations in central and southern Mexico; and 90 check cashing centers operating in 13 states in the U.S. Additionally, the company offered consumers loans over the Internet to customers in 32 states, the U.K., Australia and Canada. – Betty Dillard
 

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