Guaranty Bank uses account-switching tool to promote new branches

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The Mount Pleasant, Texas-based bank has added eight new locations over the past year in locations like Fort Worth and Dallas. Guaranty Bank and Trust is using new technology to make it easier for potential new customers to switch bank accounts as it expands its branch network.

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American Airlines Suspends Most Long International Flights Through May

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American Airlines will reduce flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to London down to once per day, as well as only once-daily from Miami to London. There will only be three flights per week between Dallas-Fort Worth and Tokyo.

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Elevate Credit introduces a subprime credit card

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The Fort Worth, Texas, company will be competing in a segment of the U.S. card market that has grown more competitive in the last few years. Subprime lending Credit cards Mobile banking

DoorDash Acquires Square’s Caviar In $410M Deal

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31), for a combination of DoorDash stock and cash worth $410 million. Payments company Square has announced the completion of a deal to sell food delivery service Caviar to rival delivery company DoorDash, according to a release. The sale was completed on Thursday (Oct.

CVS Health On Track To Rehab Over 1,000 Stores

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Dallas-Fort Worth, Boston, Ohio and North Carolina are among the next markets the pharmacy chain is targeting for the growth of HealthHUB in 2020.

Grocers Speed Up Hiring To Fill eCommerce Orders, Operate Stores

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Tom Thumb/Albertsons overall will reportedly bring on 4,000 part-time and temporary workers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Louisiana and Austin.

Study: US Housing Market Slows Down As Homeowners Stay Put Longer

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Housing inventory has fallen to its lowest level in 37 years, with homeowners staying the longest in Salt Lake City, Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Dallas, more than eight years longer than they did in 2010. “In

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Real Estate Money Laundering An Increasing Focus Of Governments

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The rule applies to all title companies that deal in markets that have luxury real estate including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, noted the report.

Pier 1 Plans Sale As It Goes Bankrupt

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The Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer franchise said it filed for chapter 11 protection Monday in U.S.

Amazon Trials Delivery Services At Whole Foods

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Amazon will be providing pickup and drop-off services for packages at select Whole Foods locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

A Rising Texas Star

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After a career of nearly three decades as a banker serving various community and regional institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, C. Last month the bank completed its first acquisition since it went public, of another community bank in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Today In Payments: Default Fears Mount As China’s Banks Encourage Loans; Goldman, Morgan Stanley Predict Economic Devastation

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The planes will transport medical supplies, eCommerce items and office equipment, flying between Frankfurt and American Airline’s base at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.

Grappling With COVID-19, Airlines Shift From Passengers To Cargo

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777-300s, will transport medical supplies, eCommerce items and office equipment, flying between Frankfurt and American Airline’s base at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.

TAB Bank Expands With $46M Acquisition Deal For BAMFi’s Capital Division 

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He added that TAB Bank is embracing the chance to expand in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and are “pleased to welcome BAM’s staff in Dallas to our team.” . TAB Bank is acquiring BAMFi’s BAM Capital Division in a $46 million deal, TAB announced on Tuesday (Nov.

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Home Selling Platform Opendoor Seeks To Raise $200M

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markets as Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham and Dallas-Fort Worth. One month after home selling platform Knock raised $400 million in a Series B round, rival Opendoor is reportedly looking for $200 million in funding.

FinCEN Reissues Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders

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including: Boston Chicago Dallas-Fort Worth Honolulu Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami New York City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle .

How Auto Sales Are Driving New Retail Trends

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The service, which made its first appearance in five Dallas-Fort Worth area dealerships, gives customers access to a variety of vehicle types, from sedans and coupes to convertibles and crossovers.

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AriseBank To Pay $2.3M Over ICO Violations

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million worth of cryptocurrency but was not able to locate the rest of the money raised. Rice and Ford lied to AriseBank’s investors by pitching the company as a first-of-its-kind decentralized bank,” said Shamoil Shipchandler, director of the SEC’s Fort Worth regional office.

FinCEN Tightens Real Estate Cash-Buyer Reporting Threshold

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced that it has issued revised Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs), which will now require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the individuals behind shell companies involved in all-cash purchases of residential real estate.

Target Experiments With New Loyalty Program

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However, through the free new program available in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, shoppers can take 1 percent off purchases and put it toward future visits at Target — without having to use a Target-branded credit card. As growth of Target -branded payment cards has slowed, the retailer is beginning to experiment with a new rewards program: Dubbed “Target Red,” the new program will not be linked to a debit or credit card , The Star Tribune reported. “We

How Innovation Became A Core Competency For Neiman Marcus

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The new Neiman Marcus store in Dallas-Fort Worth is both very much like — and completely different from — the 42 other Neiman Marcus stores scattered throughout the United States. And that better experience, he told Webster, is about more than the new Dallas-Fort Worth store — it’s about what’s next for the brand. And the result in Fort Worth indicates that if you can do it better, it gets a whole lot easier to convince customers to come in.

Opendoor, Zillow Rival Perch Raises $220M

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After launching in San Antonio in early 2018, Perch has expanded to Dallas-Fort Worth, with more markets planned. Home buying and selling platform Perch has announced that it has raised $220 million in new funding. The funding, which is a combination of equity to fund operations and debt to fund home purchases, was led by FirstMark Capital , with participation from Accomplice and Juxtapose.

For Retail Promotions, Rewards Beat Out Discounts

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However, through the free new program available in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, shoppers can take 1 percent off purchases and put it toward future visits at Target, without having to use a Target-branded credit card. To create sales lift and purchase intent without the negative brand effects of discounting, Aberdeen Group, which was created for Blackhawk Network’s Hawk Incentives, discovered that promotions based on rewards can be more effective than discount offers.

Square Acquires Entrees On-Trays For Caviar

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Caviar product lead Gokul Rajaram told TechCrunch the purchase is aimed at speeding Caviar’s growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and take advantage of the partnerships Entrees On-Trays has formed with local restaurants. Square has made a new acquisition in the on-demand delivery service space – 32-year-old Entrees On-Trays.

Why Pets Are Pulling Retail Innovation’s Leash

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Walmart will kick off the expansion with new clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Pet retail is having a moment, with innovation and other efforts helping merchants better reach owners of dogs, cats and other household animals.

Fridays Flips On Alcohol Delivery For Apps Users

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Delivery is an enticing segment for restaurants, because delivery orders, on average, are worth 7.2 If the alcohol delivery test is successful in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas, TGI Fridays said it intends to roll the program out nationwide in 2018. TGI Fridays is going where no restaurant chain has gone before. The fast-casual restaurateur is adding alcohol delivery to its repertoire of skills.

Elevate To Take Another Crack At An IPO

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Conditions now are different, however, with investors looking for new issues — and the Fort Worth-based firm is ready to try and surf that demand wave. Online lender Elevate Credit, Inc. has decided to pursue an IPO, a little over a year after the firm had decided to postpone its listing in the face of the tough market conditions that made 2016 the slowest year for initial public offering in the last ten.

Opendoor Buys Open Listing To Create End-to-End Marketplace

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The company said it has already started to integrate Open Listing services, which are now live in the Dallas-Fort Worth areas and will soon be rolled out across its other markets. “We Opendoor, the online real estate marketplace, announced on Tuesday (Sept. 11) that it has acquired Open Listings, a platform for homebuyers.

CVS Health Unveils Atlanta HealthHUBs; Target’s Digital Sales Rise Despite Slow Growth

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According to previous reports, Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, North Carolina, and Ohio are among the next markets the pharmacy chain is targeting for the growth of HealthHUB in 2020.

Whole Foods Stores With Amazon Lockers See Rise In ‘Micro’ Visits

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For its report, inMarket looked at nearly 100 Whole Foods stores in markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and San Francisco metropolitan areas. Amazon Lockers may be encouraging shoppers to make quick trips to Whole Foods stores.

Walmart Expands Test Of Scan & Go To Ten More Locations

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According to a news report , some of the new locations for the technology that lets customers scan and pay during in-store shopping without the need for a cashier will be in Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville markets. Retailing giant Walmart is expanding the use of its Scan & Go mobile app, which is already being tested in around 12 stores in Arkansas, Florida, Texas and Georgia, to include ten more brick-and-mortar locations.

Are Consumers Ready To Buy And Sell Homes Online?

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markets as Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth and Raleigh-Durham, and has plans for more domestic expansion in the coming 12 months.

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A Second Act For Strip Malls

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You’re giving up that land you can build on to get rent,” said Stephen Coslik, chairman of The Woodmont Company, a Fort Worth, Texas-based retail property services, brokerage and asset management firm. “It’s The times they are a’changing, and if consumers insist on using the internet to shop, shopping center landlords will have to repurpose their retail properties.

Warehousing Vacancies At An All-Time Low

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Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Greater Los Angeles, New Jersey and Eastern PA have all seen particularly large upswings in demand matched with shrinking availability. The early phases of supply chain management modernization have pushed tenancy in U.S. industrial properties over 300,000 square feet. The push, according to Colliers International Group Inc., is led by wholesalers and retailers looking to expand their eCommece capacity.

Square’s Caviar Settles Gratuity Lawsuit With $2.2M Payout

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Caviar Product Lead Gokul Rajaram told TechCrunch in January that the goal of the purchase was twofold: to speed Caviar’s growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and to profit from the partnerships Entrees On-Trays had established with local Texas restaurants. Square , Jack Dorsey’s digital payments company, has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit lodged at Caviar , its on-demand food delivery service, reported TechCrunch. According to the report, Square is paying $2.2