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    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.


    Southwest Airlines offering $5,000 checks to passengers aboard flight 1380
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is offering $5,000 checks and $1,000 travel vouchers to passengers aboard flight 1380, which experienced deadly engine failure Tuesday while en route to Dallas. As reported by Bloomberg, the airline is offering the financial compensation and assistance with other ?necessities? like finding lost luggage. ?We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest,? CEO Gary Kelly said in a letter to?


    Southwest Airlines mechanics very worried about safety in weeks before Flight 1380
    Correspondence obtained by the Chicago Business Journal shows a number of Southwest Airlines mechanics had maintenance concerns prior to a Tuesday flight in which an engine on a Southwest Boeing 737-700 exploded mid-flight en route from New York to Dallas. In an email dated Feb. 26 from Bret Oestreich, the national director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, to Southwest Airlines Chief Operating Officer Mike van de Ven, Oestreich states that some 2,300 Southwest mechanics who are members?


    Form D Friday: TPG launches third real estate fund targeting $3B
    TPG is launching a $3 billion third real estate fund and has attracted the Texas Municipal Retirement System as an investor.


    AT&T's CEO announces new product, driving home testimony in Time Warner merger case
    As AT&T?s CEO Randall Stephenson sought to sway a U.S. District Court that his company?s planned merger with Time Warner won?t raise prices, he punctuated his remarks by announcing a new, cheaper service. Stephenson revealed that AT&T (NYSE: T) will soon unveil a $15-per-month online video package that doesn?t include sports, Bloomberg reported. The announcement seeks to blunt arguments by the U.S. Justice Department that an $85 billion deal between AT&T and Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) will?


    Flower Mound working with developer on speculative office project
    The city of Flower Mound has green lighted a speculative office project that will bring 120,000 square feet of space to the suburb. As first reported by the Dallas Morning News, developer FM 2499 Office Ventures LLC plans to construct an office building in Flower Mound?s Lakeside Business District. The property will be located near FM 2499 and Grapevine Lake. The developer will invest a minimum of $25 million in the project, and in return, Flower Mound will provide a debt service guarantee to?


    Online pet retailer expanding Dallas presence, workforce
    North Texas? labor market and accessibility have been touted as reasons why the region landed Toyota?s North American headquarters, and why it would be a good fit for Amazon?s HQ2. Those factors also led online pet retailer Chewy to continue growing its presence in the market. The Florida-based company plans to open a customer service call center in Dallas next month. The hub will occupy 50,000 square feet in Infomart Dallas, located at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway. Chewy is accepting applications?


    Texas flood-mitigation, green space project finishes first phase
    The first phase of a Clear Lake City flood-mitigation project is complete, and construction on the second phase will begin soon.  Exploration Green ? which is redeveloping a roughly 200-acre golf course ? finished the first of five detention ponds and park area in March, a spokesperson for the project said. To celebrate, a grand opening event will be held April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the project?s website. Above, check out photos of the project. ?The purpose (of the event)?