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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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RadioShack's got the beat in new ad campaign

Recording sensation Robin Thicke and his hit single 'Blurred Lines' star in a new TV spot for the Beats by Dr Dre Pill Speaker, part of a campaign from Beats and RadioShack. (PRNewsFoto/RadioShack Corporation)

RadioShack is blurring the lines.
A new TV spot that begins airing today for RadioShack will pay homage to the recently released music video for recording star Robin Thicke's single "Blurred Lines" and the Beats by Dr. Dre Pill portable Bluetooth speaker.
The 30-second commercial ties into a special in-store offer that will allow RadioShack customers and music fans to download an exclusive remix of "Blurred Lines" with the purchase of any qualifying product.
"Partnering with a strong brand like Beats marks one of the ways RadioShack is broadening our customer appeal," said Jennifer Warren, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for RadioShack in a news release. "Teaming up with Beats on this campaign invites more consumers to discover RadioShack as a destination for the hottest music accessories – including the Pill and Beats headphones."
The ad begins airing April 29, 2013 and will appear on networks including MTV, VH1, Spike and Comedy Central. It will also run during the NBA Finals on ESPN and ABC. Beats shot the ad working with Diane Martel, the director behind the original "Blurred Lines" music video. The commercial was Martel's vision, and she also directed it, according to a RadioShack spokeswoman. Martel has directed several music videos for a variety of artists, including Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, John Legend and The White Stripes.

RadioShack's media agency Mindshare handled the buy.
 

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