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    J. Hilburn names new CEO as co-founder resigns
    Fashion retail veteran Andy Janowski has been named president and CEO of custom menswear brand J. Hilburn. Janowski, who has served as executive chairman of the Dallas company?s board of directors, brings to the position more than 30 years of experience in apparel, including serving as CEO of Smythson, a British retailer of luxury goods, stationery and other accessories.  He has also held leadership positions with Burberry and Gap. "The extraordinary success of J.Hilburn over the past 11 years?

    New York real estate firm expands North Texas presence with new regional HQ
    New York-based real estate firm Compass is capitalizing on North Texas? thriving real estate scene by expanding its own real estate footprint in the market. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Compass has signed a lease for 24,000 square feet at the Terraces at Douglas Center, a newly-constructed office development at 5960 Berkshire Lane in Dallas? Preston Center. The space serves as Compass? new Dallas regional headquarters, housing more than 80 sales agents. That number is expected?

    American Airlines passenger tased after allegedly touching female passenger, refusing to leave plane
    Police used a taser while arresting a passenger aboard an American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) flight after he allegedly touched a female passenger Sunday evening, according to Miami Police. Jacob Garcia, 28, was charged with battery, depriving an officer of their means of protection, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and resisting an officer without violence to his person after he boarded American Flight 2446 leaving Miami en route to Chicago. It started when Garcia allegedly touched?

    Snap Kitchen turns page on 'real tough' 2017. Here's what that means for DFW
    Snap Kitchen is a company built around eating right, and eating well. But it's having to wrestle with some serious disruption in the retail space. After layoffs and store closures in 2017, the company is optimistic about what's in store for 2018 and beyond.

    Vistra Energy to cut 300 positions at Dynegy
    Shortly after Irving-based Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE: VST) closed on its acquisition of Houston-based Dynegy Inc., the company has disclosed local job cuts, which were not entirely unexpected. According to information released by the Texas Workforce Commission, Vistra plans to cut 308 jobs at Dynegy?s former headquarters in Houston. The cuts were announced April 11 and are expected to become effective June 11, according to information from the TWC. "These employees were asked by Vistra Energy?

    'Jeff, welcome to Dallas'
    Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, and one of the nation?s most eligible relocation seekers, visited Dallas Friday evening to shed light on his business success, but not where he plans to build his coveted second headquarters.  The George W. Bush Presidential Center and Southern Methodist University co-hosted Bezos? interview, which lasted 51 minutes inside of SMU?s Moody Coliseum. ?Jeff, welcome to Dallas. I?m excited that you can see what a city that really wants you here looks like. Right,?

    Southwest cancels 40 flights due to engine inspections
    If you're flying Southwest soon, keep an eye on your flight status. On Sunday, the Dallas-based carrier canceled about 40 flights as it continued engine inspections following a deadly incident on a flight earlier this week, the company said in a statement. The cancellations, however, only made up one percent of Southwest's nearly 4,000 flights Sunday, according to the statement. According to FlightAware.com, 488 Southwest flights were being delayed Sunday, though it was not clear how many of those?

    FAA orders emergency inspections of engines after fatal Southwest flight
    Some CFM56-7B engines ? the same model that failed on a fatal Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) flight earlier this week ? will undergo emergency inspections, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday afternoon. The emergency airworthiness directive came after a service bulletin by CFM International, the maker of the engine. An airworthiness directive, or AD, is a rule passed down by the FAA to correct unsafe parts. On a Tuesday morning Southwest flight traveling from New York to Dallas,?

    RealPage acquires electronic payment platform in $218.5M deal
    RealPage Inc. (Nasdaq: RP) is growing its electronic payment platform with a $218.5 million purchase of ClickPay. Richardson-based RealPage, which offers software and data analytics for the real estate industry, said the transaction will add nearly $1 billion to its total addressable market by extending its reach in the homeowner association real estate sector. ClickPay, which is based in New York City, offers an electronic payment platform to 2.3 million units in the multifamily, HOA, condominium?

    A DFW Airport restaurant doubles sales after getting smart glass
    In an effort to increase passenger comfort, DFW Airport installed glass at Terminal A last year that makes its surrounding area cooler and reduces glare.