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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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Taking the Cake: Sundance had pursued Cheesecake Factory for many years

The Cheesecake Factory had been on the white board over at Sundance Square management for some time

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Fort Worth businessman to lead Abbott, Patrick inauguration efforts

Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January, it was announced on Friday.   Moore, president of Lee M. Bass Inc. in Fort Worth, is a vice chairman of the University of Texas Investment

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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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Oil price eases following Russia sanctions 


The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — The price of oil fell back below $101 on Wednesday as investors shrugged off the impact of new sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis.

Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery shed 82 cents to $100.46 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after climbing to $101.28 in the previous session.

Brent crude, an international benchmark used to price oil used by many U.S. refineries, shed 28 cents to $108.70 in London.

New sanctions by Washington and the European Union on a group of Russian officials, executives and companies turned out not to be as severe as feared, with no public companies or major sectors of the economies affected.

Investors were looking ahead to U.S. job data due out Wednesday from payroll processing company ADP and the government's unemployment report on Friday.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline declined 6 cents to $3 per gallon.

— Heating oil added one cent to $2.96 a gallon.

— Natural gas shed one cent to $4.82 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

 

 

 

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