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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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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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