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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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Astronaut's scissors get $100,000 at auction

DALLAS (AP) — Scissors used by astronaut Alan Bean when he walked on the moon sold for $100,000 at an auction of space gear.

Bean's collection of two-dozen items brought in about $625,000 when offered Wednesday by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. A pen used by the Apollo 12 lunar module pilot during his 1969 moonwalk sold for about $53,000 while a cloth waist strap with traces of moon dust sold for about $94,000.

Heritage space memorabilia consultant Howard Weinberger says items that have been on the moon with an astronaut are "by far the most highly sought after and significant."

The items were offered as part of Heritage's space exploration auction, which also included a microform copy of the Bible flown to the moon's surface aboard Apollo 14. That sold for $75,000.

 

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