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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 rises ahead of US supply report 


The Associated Press

The price of oil rose Wednesday before the release of the latest report on U.S. supplies and minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's April policy meeting.

Benchmark U.S. crude for July delivery was up 56 cents to $102.90 a barrel at 0550 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained 22 cents to $102.33 on Tuesday.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil, was up 4 cents to $109.73 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

Traders are watching for analysis of the U.S. economy from the Fed. Meanwhile, fresh information on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined products is also due later Wednesday.

Data for the week ended May 16 is expected to show a decline of 300,000 barrels in crude oil stocks and an increase of 150,000 barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.

In other energy futures trading in New York:

— Wholesale gasoline was down 0.5 cent to $2.956 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 2.2 cents to $4.53 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil was flat at $2.946 a gallon.

 

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