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    Health care private equity could have another record year
    Health care-centered private equity is on the brink of another record year. According to newly released data from Preqin, 585 health care-related deals had been announced through November worth $56 billion, putting the year on track to surpass the 619 deals worth a record $57 billion in 2017. The years of 2015 and 2016 also were record years. Preqin added that deal activity looks set to increase even further, as the industry holds $56 billion in dry powder, pushing total assets under management?

    A few reasons California companies are making an exit for Texas
    A national site selector is urging California companies to head to Texas. Here are a few of the reasons why.

    This former MLB player's Westlake home just hit the market for $8.5M
    A former Major League Baseball center fielder has put his sprawling Westlake home on the market. Vernon Wells, who was raised in Arlington and went on to play for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees, listed the 16,238-square-foot home for $8.5 million. Built in 2010 by Jauregui, the Mediterranean-style home at 2251 King Fisher Drive was designed to entertain. The home has a media room, a game room with a bar, a wine room, a sports court, an outdoor pizza oven?

    Japanese investors now following Toyota to North Texas
    When Toyota relocated its North American headquarters to Dallas, it put Texas on the map for investors, businesses and restaurants looking to expand overseas. Along Gaston Avenue in Lakewood, the Creek Café?s name is not as revealing as the story behind it. ?There is a sushi place right next door but other than that, it?s really wild to see something like this here,? customer Frankie Cooke said. The Creek Café opened in January, but its roots are 6,000 miles away in Japan. In the last?

    Dallas private equity firms trade Rojo?s salsa, dip parent
    Private equity firms once turned their nose up at exchanging companies between one another. Fund managers preferred to hunt for companies whose value had not already been wrung out by a rival investor. But this deal marks a turnaround from past thinking.

    DFW to see an abundance of private-sector contracting opportunities in early 2019
    As a new year approaches, North Texas will be a hotbed of activity for private-sector contracting opportunities. Government entities in the Dallas area recently joined more than 70 Texas cities, counties and public school and special districts to pass more than 65 bond issues statewide worth a combined total of nearly $9.1 billion.

    Rex Tillerson: U.S. must redefine relationship with China
    The trade relationship between the U.S. and China needs to be redefined for the modern era, according to Rex Tillerson, former U.S. Secretary of State. That relationship has been fraught recently with tariffs and threats of trade war, and it?s based on the One-China Policy of the early 1970s, said Tillerson, who was speaking in Houston Dec. 6 at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson?s "Conversation With a Living Legend" charity event. The decades-old framework was set in place at a time before?

    What we know so far about the $1B campus Apple is planning in Austin
    133 acres would be turned into an office campus for the iPhone maker, with more than a third preserved as green space.

    Slow shopper? Amazon extends free shipping deadline
    Amazon is going after procrastinators and last-minute shoppers by extending its free shipping promotion for all customers to Dec. 18 and all the way to Christmas Eve for Prime members in select markets.  The company said gifts will arrive in time for Christmas for any shoppers who use the free shipping with no minimum purchase option by the Dec. 18 cutoff date.  Prime members in more than 10,000 U.S. cities already have access to free one-day or faster shipping. More than 30 cities have access?

    Dave & Buster's opening fast-casual taco concept
    A Dallas entertainment company traditionally known for arcade games and adult beverages is branching into tacos. Dave & Buster?s (Nasdaq: PLAY) is testing a fast-casual concept it?s dubbed T&T Tacos, reports Retail Dive. The eatery, featuring a food truck façade, will be located in converted special events space within the arcade in Dave & Buster?s Dallas flagship along North Central Expressway. Its specialties will include street tacos ranging from $4 to $5.50, as well as adult beverages.?