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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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Oil edges lower after big drop on Libyan supplies


The Associated Press

The price of oil edged lower Monday after its biggest one-day drop since April on expectations Libyan oil will soon return to the market.

Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 39 cents to $100.44 per barrel at 0535 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 3.1 percent last week and is down 4.3 percent so far in July.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, gained 19 cents to $107.45 on the ICE exchange in London.

Oil prices shot up in June to a 10-month high over concerns violence in Iraq might disrupt supplies from OPECs second-largest exporter. Prices then drifted lower over the past two weeks as the advance by Iraqi insurgents stalled and oil exports were not threatened.

Friday's decline of $2.10, or about 2 percent, in the U.S. price was the biggest one-day loss since oil fell 2.2 percent on April 22.

Along with more certainty about Iraqi supplies, agreements between Libya's government and local militias may allow exports to surge in coming weeks.

At the same time, the International Energy Agency lowered its 2014 forecast of global demand due to weaker economic data. It predicted demand would rise 1.5 percent next year to 94.1 million barrels a day.

In other Nymex trading:

— Wholesale gasoline fell 0.1 cent to $2.88 a gallon.

— Natural gas shed 0.9 cent to $4.137 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil gained 0.5 cent to $2.878 a gallon.

 

 

 

 

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