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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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How Texas, other states fared on unemployment benefit claims

The Associated Press

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits decreased 6,000 to 312,000 last week, evidence of a stronger job market because fewer workers are being let go.

Here are the states with the biggest increases in applications, according to the Labor Department. The data is for the week that ended June 7, one week behind the national figures. No state reported a decrease in applications of more than 1,000.

States with the biggest increases:

Texas: Up 2,100, due to layoffs in manufacturing, support services, retail, transportation, education and finance

California: Up 9,935, due to layoffs in services

Florida: Up 4,050, due to layoffs in agriculture, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail and services

Illinois: Up 3,248, due to layoffs in transportation, construction and trade

Georgia: Up 2,997, due to layoffs in manufacturing, administrative services, construction and health care

Pennsylvania: Up 2,909, due to layoffs in transportation, food services, social assistance and education

New Jersey: Up 2,757, due to layoffs in trade, manufacturing, transportation and health care

Oregon: Up 1,501, no reason given

Missouri: Up 1,469, due to layoffs in manufacturing, lodging, food services and health care

South Carolina: Up 1,146, due to layoffs in manufacturing

Massachusetts: Up 1,112, due to layoffs in manufacturing, wholesale trade, professional services, health care and administrative and waste services

North Carolina: Up 1,041, due to layoffs in business and food services

 

 

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