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Fort Worth's new thoroughfare plan aims for more variety in street design

Fort Worth is launching a review of its master thoroughfare plan aimed at accommodating continued suburban growth and central city redevelopment with a greater variety of streets and more efficient traffic flow.

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Holt Hickman, businessman who helped preserve Stockyards, dies at 82

Longtime Fort Worth businessman, philanthropist and preservationist Holt Hickman died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 82.

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UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

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Crestwood area hoping to block planned office building

Residents of West Fort Worth’s Crestwood Association are trying to block the rezoning of a small apartment complex at White Settlement Road and North Bailey Avenue to make way for a planned office building, saying it would represent the start of commercial encroachment into their neighborhood.

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Tiger Woods takes a swing at Fort Worth's Dan Jenkins - in print anyway

Rarely does Golf Digest make the news. Leave it to Dan Jenkins to change that.

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Fort Worth's General Motors Financial reports 2Q results

Fort Worth-based General Motors Financial Co. Inc., the captive finance company for and a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors Co., reported earnings July 24 of $175 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared with $178 million for the year-ago quarter.
Earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2014, however, increased, from $284 million a year ago to $320 million. Earnings include $16 million and $22 million in pre-tax acquisition and integration expenses for the quarter and six month periods ended June 30, 2013, respectively.
Consumer loan originations were up slightly at June 30, to $3.6 billion from $3.4 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, and $2.5 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Consumer loan originations for the six months as of June 30 were $7 billion, compared with $3.8 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The outstanding balance of consumer finance receivables totaled $25.1 billion at June 30, 2014.


Operating lease originations of General Motors Co. vehicles jumped to $1.5 billion for the quarter ended June 30, compared with $773 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, and $834 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Operating lease originations for the six months ended June 30, 2014, were $2.3 billion, compared with $1.5 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013. Leased vehicles, net, totaled $4.7 billion at June 30, 2014.
The outstanding balance of commercial finance receivables remained the same at June 30, a total of $7.1 billion, as on March 31, compared with $6.7 billion at Dec. 31, 2013.
The company had total available liquidity of $4.8 billion at June 30, consisting of $1.4 billion of unrestricted cash, $1.8 billion of borrowing capacity on unpledged eligible assets, $990 million of borrowing capacity on unsecured lines of credit and $600 million of borrowing capacity on a line of credit from GM.
GM Financial acquired Ally Financial’s auto finance and financial services operations in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Chile, Colombia and Mexico on April 1, 2013, and acquired Ally Financial’s auto finance and financial services operations in France and Portugal on June 1, 2013. The company also acquired Ally Financial’s auto finance and financial services operations in Brazil on October 1, 2013. The results of operations of the acquired entities are included since their respective acquisition dates.

Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net


 

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