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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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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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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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UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

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Oil climbs as Ukraine fear outweighs China data


The Associated Press

The price of oil climbed above $100 a barrel Monday as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed a fourth month of contraction in China's manufacturing.

Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery was up 34 cents to $100.10 a barrel at 0725 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 34 cents to settle at $99.76 on Friday.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international varieties of oil, gained 11 cents to $108.70 on the ICE exchange in London.

Violence flared in Ukraine on Sunday as a mob of protesters outraged by the deaths of pro-Russian activists stormed police headquarters in the Black Sea port city of Odessa, smashing doors, windows and security cameras before police freed dozens of their jailed allies.

Concerns are mounting that if the conflict spirals further it could force the U.S. and Europe to strengthen sanctions against Russia, which Ukraine accuses of fomenting unrest in its Russian-speaking eastern regions. Russia is a major supplier of natural gas and oil to Europe.

China's factory activity contracted again last month, according to HSBC's purchasing manager index, and the pace of the decline was more severe than a preliminary version of the report indicated. The PMI results underscore the continuing slowdown in the world's second biggest economy, which could mean lower energy demand.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline rose 0.4 cents to $2.95 a gallon.

— Heating oil added 0.4 cent to $2.926 a gallon

— Natural gas rose 0.3 cent to $4.677 per 1,000 cubic feet.

 

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