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Two Fort Worth council members propose temporary single-family moratorium around TCU

The moratorium would apply to new permits for single-family homes around TCU, and give the city time to figure out what to do with a controversial proposed overlay in several neighborhoods around the university.

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Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks

DALLAS (AP) — News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

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Landscape architect behind several TCU landmarks acquired

The Dallas design firm behind several Texas Christian University projects, as well as Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium, has been acquired by Rvi Planning + Landscape Architecture.

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Fort Worth launching Stockyards design task force

The task force, to be chaired by the Fort Worth architect Eric Hahnfeld, would be responsible for confirming the boundaries of the city's planned Stockyards design district and reviewing the work of a consultant.

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Fort Worth council approves tax abatement for Sprouts grocery in Ridglea

The abatement would be to VCB Property, which also won an abatement to build a strip retail center.

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American Airlines posts March loss, sees 2Q profit

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines' parent lost $105 million in April, but the CEO says AMR Corp. is on track for a strong profit in the April-to-June quarter.

AMR narrowed its loss for April from last year's $142 million by cutting labor costs by $106 million, or 18 percent, to $478 million. The company has eliminated several thousand jobs since filing for bankruptcy protection in November 2011.

AMR also spent $26 million less on fuel, or $722 million. The labor and fuel cuts helped AMR reduce operating expenses by 4 percent, to $1.98 billion.

Revenue, however, slipped more than 2 percent, to $1.99 billion.

In a message to employees, CEO Tom Horton said the company — which hopes to complete a merger with US Airways in September — showed strong improvement in its financial results.

"And if current trends continue, we are well on our way to a strongly profitable second quarter," Horton wrote.

The annual summer vacation season falls during the second and third quarters, making those the strongest of the year for airlines. Horton said American's operation was "running well," boosting its one-time arrival rate to more than 78 percent and reducing cancelations to less than 2 percent of flights, the best mark in seven years.

AMR filed the monthly financial reports with a federal bankruptcy court in New York. The Fort Worth company expects to exit from Chapter 11 protection in September after completing the merger with US Airways.

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