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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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Think Finance restructures, spins off Elevate

Fort Worth-based Think Finance, a provider of analytics and technology services for lenders, said May 1 it is restructuring its business and will create a new company to manage its portfolio of consumer lending products.


The new independent company, called Elevate, will own Think Finance’s branded products, including RISE, Elastic and Sunny. Elevate will continue creating new consumer credit solutions while Think Finance will remain focused on providing analytics and technology services to third-party lenders.


Ken Rees, former CEO of Think Finance, will lead Elevate. Martin Wong, previously chief integrity officer of Think Finance, has been promoted to CEO of Think Finance.
Elevate is privately held and is backed by Silicon Valley venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures.

Betty Dillard
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