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Kids & Dog Under River Bridge. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010.
Kids & Dog Under River Bridge. Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010.

 Aviation

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Israeli Ministry of Defense Selects Lockheed Martin F-35 for Its Next-Generation Fighter

Texas Business reports:  Yet more good news for Fort Worth.  The F-35, which has poured so many billions into the cowtown economy, has yet another buyer. 

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 Energy

Chinese oil company, Chesapeake Energy enter deal for shale project in Texas
Texas Business notes this story by Steven Mufson of the Washington Post:  The China National Offshore Oil Corp. will pay Chesapeake Energy $2.2 billion for a one-third interest in a South Texas oil and natural gas shale project and will pay billions of dollars more for its share of development costs over the next several years. Full Story »

Talisman, Statoil to Buy, Operate Texas Oil Shale
Texas Business notes this story by Dan Hart of Bloomberg Businessweek: Talisman Energy Inc., the Canadian oil and natural gas explorer, and Statoil ASA, Norway’s largest oil and gas company, said they agreed to pay $1.33 billion for oil shale properties in the Eagle Ford formation in South Texas and form a joint venture to develop the fields. Full Story »

 Entertainment

Dallas' AT&T Performing Arts Center faces deficit drama as first year ends
Texas Business notes this story by Michael Granberry of the Dallas Morning News:  The AT&T Performing Arts Center faces a first-year operating deficit of more than $2 million that could climb as high as $3 million, its new board president said last week.  Full Story »

Tech theater graduate Durham wows readers with first novel 'Amarillo'
Texas Business notes this story by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Bill Durham’s novel is titled, simply, “Amarillo."  Full Story »

 Finance

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More than 200 distressed Texas homeowners to get help with loans
Texas Business reports:  EL PASO – The Texas Attorney General’s office reached an agreement with Wells Fargo & Co. that will provide $5 million in relief to more than 200 Texas homeowners who had “payment option” adjustable rate mortgage loans with the bank. Full Story »
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 International Texas

Hire International Completes Minority Stake Acquisition of HNLY Technology Co. Beijing

Texas Business reports:  Austin—Hire International, Inc. announced it closed its transaction with Hua Neng Long Yuan Technology Company Beijing, Ltd. ("HNLY") to acquire a minority interest of HNLY. 

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 Sports Business

Local cowboy wows fans at All American ProRodeo Finals in Waco
Texas Business notes this story by Debbie Kanode of Texas Enews: Just 30 miles away from the Extraco Events Center lives a horseshoer by the name of Brent Lassetter. Full Story »

 Startups

As founder of 3 software firms, Dallas-area entrepreneur perseveres through the ups and downs
Texas Business notes this story by Sheryl Jean of the Dallas Morning News:  Linda Hayes wanted to be a tax lawyer but realized she didn't like accounting. Full Story »