Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy would likely attract bidders for Oncor

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Several electric companies would likely be interested in the regulated operator of power transmission lines if Energy Future Holdings is forced to break up.

Jimmy Carter urges Obama to reject Keystone XL pipeline

The former president joins nine other Nobel Laureates in signing a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry urging rejection of the pipeline that would bring Canadian crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries.

New home construction jumped 27% in North Texas in the first quarter

Bad weather in the fourth quarter pushed construction activity into January, February and March, boosting homebuilding activity beyond expectations.

US home building up in March after frigid winter

U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

Pump prices climb to eight-month high as supplies slide

In Fort Worth-Arlington, drivers were paying an average of $3.57 on Tuesday, up 9 cents from a week earlier and up 25 cents from a month ago.

US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

Major U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday afternoon and were headed for a third day of gains in a row. Investors welcomed encouraging news about China's economy as they monitored U.S. company earnings. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies rising sharply in afternoon trading.

Shlachter, Baker & Fuquay

Wells Fargo leaving familiar spot for new north Fort Worth branch

The bank will move from the trapezoid-shaped building on Main Street for a new branch on NE 28th near Billy Bob’s.

The Savvy Consumer

Savvy Consumer: New calculator shows value of Texas college degrees

The Major Choices calculator uses recent salary data to show whether graduates will be able to pay their college loans based on entry-level salaries in their field.

Sandra Baker

Athlos Academy plans charter school in far north Fort Worth

Also, Fort Worth real estate investment group buys five industrial buildings in Dallas.



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