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In the first three months of the fiscal year 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration has already approved more than $239 million in loans to small businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The loan amount is on track to challenge or even beat the 2019 total of $1.17 billion.

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Fort Worth based private investment firm Coltala Holdings announced Jan. 15 the acquisition of 35-year-old Metro Energy Savers, via their HVAC / Home Services acquisition platform Trudela Partners. This deal represents Trudela’s second purchase in as many weeks in 2020.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rallied on Wall Street in early trading as a solid retail sales report injected more optimism into markets following the signing of an initial trade deal between the U.S. and China.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, evidence that Americans were willing to spend during the winter holidays after a sluggish November.

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JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup opened the latest round of major corporate earnings with surprisingly good results and notched big gains in an otherwise weak day for stocks. Their results gave investors more to look forward to in the sector as other banks prepare to present their fourth-quarter…

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has appointed a receiver to oversee a Bitcoin plant in Montana after the majority owner was indicted on federal charges alleging he was running a Ponzi scheme involving cryptocurrency investments.

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Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73% wish they'd put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A rally in big technology companies including Apple sent major U.S. stock indexes to more record highs on Wall Street Thursday. Investors were relieved that the United States and Iran appear to be stepping away from the edge of war. The U.S. and China also sign their "Phase 1…

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First National Bank has added Barry Kromann as Fort Worth Market President of their new commercial lending office in Fort Worth. Kromann has over 32 years’ experience in the Tarrant County market and Fort Worth area. He most recently served as Fort Worth Area President at Independent Bank an…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gold touched its highest price in nearly seven years Monday as investors headed for safety on worries that rising tensions between the United States and Iran could lead to war.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday, with Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index down 2% on concern over escalating tensions in the Middle East following the killing by a U.S. air strike of an Iranian general.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The children are playing with their gifts, the new TV is up on the wall, and that puppy has a brand-new cashmere-lined bed, when another gift arrives in the mail. This one isn't from Santa. It's your statement from your friendly credit card company. They want to know how you'…

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NEW YORK (AP) — On January 3, the S&P 500 sank 2.5% when Apple warned of sagging demand for the iPhone, an inauspicious start to 2019 following a 14% drubbing in last year's fourth quarter.

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How savvy are you about investing? Knowledge of key investing concepts in the U.S. is considered low, with two-thirds of adults who own investment accounts failing to correctly answer more than half the questions in a 10-question quiz, (https://www.- usfinancialcapability.org/quiz.php) accor…

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How tough it is for a top-performing mutual fund to three-peat? You’re more likely to live past 95. Consider all the U.S. stock mutual funds that ranked in the top quarter of performers in September 2017.

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At a news conference after the Federal Reserve’s final meeting of the year, Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank had faced down an array of challenges in 2019. The economy, which had grown at close to 3% in 2018, slowed sharply in 2019, buffeted by global weakness and President Donal…

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GameStop shares suffered their worst loss since June after the video game retailer cut its profit forecast for the year and reported a surprise quarterly loss. The Grapevine-based chain blamed an “unprecedented decline” in hardware sales as consumers delay purchases and await the release of …

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Investor Warren Buffett could be pressured to buy back stock or consider a dividend if he doesn’t find a good use for Berkshire Hathaway’s $128 billion cash pile. “I think that investors are likely to be getting impatient here,” Edward Jones analyst Jim Shanahan said. Buffett hasn’t landed a…

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Paul Volcker, who as Federal Reserve chairman in the early 1980s elevated interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of quashing double-digit inflation, has died, according to his office.

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We invite you to participate on our list of Tarrant County Wealth Management Firms. A representative from each firm must fill out our 2018 survey to be on our list. The link below contains the survey. A link to the list may also be found on the Fort Worth Business website under the “Lists” a…

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Guaranty Bancshares Inc., (NASDAQ: GNTY), the parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust N.A., on Dec. 2 announced it will relocate its main Denton location from 1100 Dallas Dr., Suite 100 to 1200 West University Dr. in Denton. The move will be subject to customary regulatory approvals.

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KKR announced Nov. 25 it has entered into an agreement to acquire Novaria Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty aerospace hardware based in Fort Worth, from Rosewood Private Investments and Tailwind Advisors. The transaction, the financial details of which were not disclosed, is being f…

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Wall Street’s closely-watched recession predictor is no longer indicating the U.S. will slip into an economic downturn in the coming months. The bond market’s yield curve is no longer “inverted,” which means shorter-term bonds like the 3-month bill, six-month bill and 1-year notes are all tr…

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Elevate Credit Inc. (NYSE: ELVT), a Fort Worth-based tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, announced on Nov. 21 the appointment of Jason Harvison to president and CEO, effective immediately.