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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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Grapevine's GameStop buys more mobile retail stores

Grapevine-based retailer GameStop Corp. said July 16 its wholly owned subsidiary, Utah-based Spring Mobile, has purchased 19 retail store locations from Cellular Center and In Touch Communications.
The acquisition marks Spring Mobile’s first entrance into Tennessee and Kentucky, and expands the company’s presence in Indiana and Illinois.
Representing the third-largest authorized retailer of AT&T wireless solutions, Spring Mobile now operates 239 stores in 23 states, including the new locations. The acquisitions give the company 17 new stores in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. They also increase the company’s store-count in Illinois to 13 by adding two more locations.
Spring Mobile has been in an aggressive expansion mode since 2013, adding almost 130 new locations during the past 10 months alone.
According to Spring Mobile President Jason Ellis in a news release, the company will continue seeking new opportunities to increase its nationwide footprint.

Betty Dillard
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