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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Oil above $103 after China manufacturing improves
 


The Associated Press

Oil prices rose Monday on the prospect of increased demand from China after data showed an improvement in manufacturing.

Benchmark U.S. oil for July delivery was up 58 cents to $103.29 a barrel at 0630 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 87 cents to close at $102.71 on Friday.

Chinese data showed Sunday that manufacturing grew for the third consecutive month in May, suggesting a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy is stabilizing.

The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said that its monthly manufacturing index rose to 50.8 points in May on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding. It was the index's highest level this year.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, added 34 cents to $109.75 a barrel in London.

Traders are focused on U.S. jobs data set to be released later in the week that could prop up expectations for higher demand.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline inched up 1.3 cents to $2.985 a gallon.

— Natural gas rose 2.7 cents to $4.569 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil gained 0.7 cent to $2.895 a gallon.

 

 

 

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