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    Rich Templeton stepping down after more than 14 years as Texas Instruments' CEO
    North Texas? sixth highest-paid CEO is leaving his post after nearly 14 years on the job. Rich Templeton will transition out of his role at Texas Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: TXN) over the next four months, the company announced Thursday. He will remain as TI?s chairman. He hands the reins to Brian Crutcher, currently the tech company?s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Crutcher, who joined TI in 1996, will assume the CEO role effective June 1. His promotion is part of?

    Who will Amazon encroach on? A list of big companies in DFW, other HQ2 cities
    Amazon on Thursday published a short list of 20 cities, including Dallas, that could become the site of HQ2. Here are the companies most likely to be strained by the campus in each city.

    With more beer tasting rooms and brew pubs, neighborhood bars are hurting, MillerCoors reports
    A recent blog post by MillerCoors LLC declares that that tasting rooms at beer breweries and brew pubs are "dragging down the corner bar." A MillerCoors analysis of Nielsen data found that on-premise bar traffic fell 3.6 percent nationally through the first 11 months of 2017, while businesses in the "brewery taproom" category made up 9 percent of all bar traffic. In Dallas, brewery taprooms and brew pubs accounted for 8 percent of bar traffic, according to the data. Austin saw 3 percent and Houston?

    A new name joins North Texas' crowded data center scene
    You?ll see a new name in North Texas? booming data center marketplace, although it?s not a result of a new entry on the scene. Denver-based ViaWest today announced it will become Flexential after it was acquired for $1.675 billion in August by Peak 10. Previous names ViaWest and Peak 10 will disappear with the rebrand. ViaWest has seven local data centers and 112,000 square feet of raised space in North Texas, the ninth-most in the region, according to recent Dallas Business Journal research. In?

    Here are the new American Airlines flights out of DFW Airport for 2018
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) will fly to 10 new domestic and international destinations out of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport this year. To see what the 10 routes are, click through the slideshow above. Some of the routes, like Reykjavik, Iceland, have previously been announced. Other new destinations include Panama City, Florida, and South Bend, Indiana. Those will be offered starting Jan. 22, with travel beginning June 7. In total, the Fort Worth-based airline will add?

    La Quinta selling franchise and hotel management business in $1.95B deal
    After previously announcing plans to spin off its franchise and and hotel management business, La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) is instead selling the assets to Wyndham Worldwide Corp.  Irving-based La Quinta announced Thursday a $1.95 billion cash deal with Wyndham (NYSE: WYN), expected to close in the second quarter. Both companies? boards have already approved the transaction. Under the agreement, La Quinta stockholders will receive $8.40 per share in cash, an aggregate of roughly $1 billion.?

    No surprises: Dallas makes Amazon?s top 20 list for HQ2, and here's why
    Dallas-Fort Worth has been named on the short list for Amazon's second North American headquarters, joining 19 other metro areas, including Austin, in the chase for the online retail behemoth. Fast-growing Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) will work with each of the 20 finalists to dive deeper into their proposals and request and evaluate additional information before making its final selection by the end of this year, the Seattle-based company said in a news release today. Houston, which was also a candidate,?

    Dallas makes list of Amazon's HQ2 finalist cities
    Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced Thursday morning that Dallas is among a list of finalist cities for its second corporate headquarters.  After receiving proposals from 238 cities and states, the online retail giant said it is now focusing on 20 locales. The company said that in the coming months it will work with each of the candidate locations to ?dive deeper into their proposals, request additional information and evaluate the feasibility of a future partnership that can accommodate the company?s?

    Why a $48B Texas company launched a subsidiary in Plano
    McLane Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, launched a new business in Plano this month, Velocity Transport.

    Why trade deficits aren?t scary and NAFTA is great for Texas
    As concerns mount that U.S. President Donald Trump will withdraw the country from the 24-year-old free trade pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, one economist makes a case for Texas.