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On the rise: Kolache bakery stirs up Fort Worth breakfast scene

Investment bankers Wade Chappell and Greg Saltsman didn’t know anything about baking or how to make kolaches when they started their own kolache delivery business in Fort Worth. The two friends just loved eating the Czech pastries but couldn’t find a product they liked locally.

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Fort Worth's new thoroughfare plan aims for more variety in street design

Fort Worth is launching a review of its master thoroughfare plan aimed at accommodating continued suburban growth and central city redevelopment with a greater variety of streets and more efficient traffic flow.

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Holt Hickman, businessman who helped preserve Stockyards, dies at 82

Longtime Fort Worth businessman, philanthropist and preservationist Holt Hickman died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 82.

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Fort Worth denies three building permits amid TCU overlay debate

City Council members will consider appeals on the three single-family permits Tuesday.

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Taking a RIDE: Fort Worth-based network saddles up for broadcast

As a media executive and owner of television studios, Michael Fletcher has been pitched some ideas before. Like the one from a local preacher who wanted to bust prostitutes and drug dealers – on air – and urge them to come to God.

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Crude oil rises above $104 amid Ukraine tensions

The Associated Press

The price of crude oil rose Monday as escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions and the resignation of Libya's interim prime minister added to uncertainties about oil supplies.

Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was up 69 cents at $104.43 a barrel at 0813 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 34 cents Friday to close at close at $103.74.

Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine despite warnings from the Kremlin. Markets have been rattled by concern Western sanctions against Moscow might disrupt Russian exports of oil and gas.

Desmond Chua, market analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore said the tensions helped to push up oil prices. Russia is a crucial supplier of oil and natural gas to Europe

"I guess we have seen a slight increase in the geopolitical premium," Chua said.

"We also have fears about the resignation of Libya's prime minister, in that sense adding on to the uncertainty in its oil supplies," he said.

Abdullah al-Thinni was the second Libyan prime minister to resign within two months, underlining the nation's instability after the fall of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011.

Libya is part of the 12-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the group that produces 40 percent of world oil supplies. Signs that Libyan oil production would return to normal levels helped to lower oil prices last week. But government instability is likely to delay the handing back of refineries currently controlled by militias.

In other energy futures trading in New York:

— Wholesale gasoline was up 1.5 cents at $2.991 a gallon.

— Natural gas was down 1.1 cents at $4.609 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil rose 2.8 cents at $2.962 a gallon.

 

 

 

 

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