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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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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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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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Glen Garden sale closes, distillery on tap

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. closed late Wednesday on its purchase of the historic Glen Garden Country Club in southeast Fort Worth, with plans to convert it into a whiskey distillery and bucolic visitor attraction.

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Oil price edges up on supply drop expectations


The Associated Press

The price of oil ticked higher to near $103 a barrel on Wednesday as traders anticipated a decline in U.S. supplies of crude.

Benchmark U.S. oil for July delivery was up 17 cents to $102.83 a barrel at 0725 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 19 cents to close Tuesday at $102.66.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, gained 7 cents to $108.89 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

A report due later Wednesday on U.S. supplies for the week ended May 30 is expected to show a decline of 2 million barrels in crude oil stocks and an increase of 2 million 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 on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline was steady at $2.949 a gallon.

— Natural gas rose 0.1 cent to $4.63 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil rose 0.2 cent to $2.868 a gallon.

 

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