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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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Six Flags Over China planned

Six Flags Entertainment Corp., the world’s largest regional theme park company, is partnering with Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd., a real estate developer in China, to build multiple Six Flags-branded theme parks in China over the next decade.
Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.
“Our international expansion strategy is focused on finding the right partners in the right markets, and Riverside Investment Group will be the perfect strategic partner for us in China,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment.
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. was founded 53 years ago and has corporate offices in Grand Prairie. The company has $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SIX.
Riverside Investment Group Co. was registered in Canada in 1997. The company focuses on health care, tourism, culture, entertainment industries and high-end residential buildings.

-Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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