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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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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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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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Glen Garden sale closes, distillery on tap

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. closed late Wednesday on its purchase of the historic Glen Garden Country Club in southeast Fort Worth, with plans to convert it into a whiskey distillery and bucolic visitor attraction.

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SEC: Houston oil company made fraudulent claims

 

HOUSTON (AP) – The federal Securities and Exchange Commission has determined that a Houston oil and gas company misled investors by making fraudulent claims about its oil reserves.

The SEC announced Monday that Houston American Energy Corp. and its CEO, John F. Terwilliger, had claimed that a Colombian exploration venture had yielded between 1 billion and 4 billion barrels of oil reserves. But the SEC says the estimates "lacked any reasonable basis."

SEC officials say false claims made by the company in 2009 and 2010 allowed it to raise about $13 million in a public offering and saw its stock price increase from $5 per share to $20. Houston American now trades for about 40 cents per share.

A phone message left for an attorney representing Houston American was not immediately return.
 

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