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    Dallas startup lands $15M in round led by Peter Thiel-backed firm
    A Dallas start-up focused on making life insurance simpler for the masses has landed funding from some of the bigger names in venture capital, including New Enterprise Associates and Peter Thiel-backed Valar Ventures. Bestow Inc. unveiled a $15 million Series A round that will help expand its reach, improve its products and boost hiring, said Melbourne O'Banion, CEO of Bestow. The funding brings the company's total to more than $18 million after a seed round last year. The new investment was?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to purchase Ebby Halliday, portfolio of brands
    Ebby Halliday announced Monday it will be acquired by a subsidiary of Warren Buffett?s Berkshire Hathaway. Minneapolis' HomeServices of America will purchase the North Texas-based real estate company?s three brands: Ebby Halliday, REALTORS and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, both based in Dallas, as well as Williams Trew Real Estate, headquartered in Fort Worth. It will also acquire the firm?s affiliated mortgage and title companies. Ebby Halliday and its brands will continue to function under?

    Southwest, Delta lash out at one another over use of Dallas Love Field gates
    Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) traded punches in the latest round of court filings concerning Delta's operations at Dallas Love Field Airport. And, both rejected the city's policy it proposed in April. Background This all started in 2015 when Southwest subleased two Love Field gates from United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), which decided to stop flying in and out of Love Field. Delta, however, had been using one of those gates under a short-term?

    How American Airlines plans to boost business with a shuttle between Chicago and New York
    American Airlines? (Nasdaq: AAL) move last month to launch a branded hourly shuttle service between Chicago?s O?Hare International Airport and New York City?s LaGuardia Airport is an integral part of a larger game plan the world?s largest airline is implementing in New York City, one of the world?s largest ? and most lucrative ? airline marketplaces. In a recent crew meeting with employees, which the Chicago Business Journal obtained an audio tape of, American president Robert Isom?

    This DFW manufacturer is vital to the aerospace industry. And it's eyeing expansion
    As RECARO Aircraft Seating celebrated 20 years of making airplane seats in Fort Worth last week, it also announced plans to up production at its 239,000 square foot plant.

    Santa Fe shooting: J.J. Watt to pay for funerals, Houston mayor calls for metal detectors in schools
    In the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting, two local leaders have responded.  Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said he will pay for the victims' funerals, according to multiple reports. Separately, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has called for installing metal detectors at all Texas schools using state funding, according to a May 18 statement. Ten people were killed and many were injured on May 18 at the Galveston-area school. Police arrested 17-year-old suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis?

    AT&T's headquarters will feature a massive screen, other amenities
    A six-story video wall will overlook the new AT&T campus in downtown Dallas, one of the new features the company revealed for the $100 million revamp that?s now under construction. The massive screen will feature the ?latest and greatest? in AT&T entertainment, which has included artist Taylor Swift, according to Mike Peterson, the company?s regional vice president for external affairs. The display, which might remind some of Times Square in a rendering, will sit atop the company?s new?

    SMU building law and leadership center named after Robert Rowling
    A total of $4 million in gifts will allow Southern Methodist University to create the Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law and Leadership. The center will be part of SMU?s Dedman School of Law and supplement the school?s existing curriculum, adding leadership training to highlight ?soft skills? and core business skills in partnership with SMU?s Cox School of Business. It will also host seminars, conferences and symposia, and house programming like Dedman Law?s Corporate Counsel?

    Addison-based midstream company has tanker-sized plans for Port of Brownsville
    A Dallas-area midstream company has plans to add super tanker service to an export terminal it is building at the Port of Brownsville. JupiterMLP LLC ? which is leasing 240 acres at the port, with plans to build dozens of crude oil and refined product storage tanks with pipeline, rail, truck and tanker service ? is seeking to add an offshore export terminal capable of servicing the largest ships in the world, the company announced. Addison-based JupiterMLP has started engineering, permitting?

    GE merges its locomotive business in $11B deal. What's the Fort Worth impact?
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation business, which includes its locomotives manufacturing operations, with Wabtec Corp. (NYSE: WAB) in a $11.1 billion deal, the companies announced Monday morning. One of GE's major locations for its locomotive manufacturing unit is its plant in Fort Worth. The plant, called GE Manufacturing Solutions, also has a facility where it makes mining equipment. GE Manufacturing Solutions employs about 500 people in Fort Worth. "As per our?