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House Democrats seek probe of Motorola’s radio contracts

WASHINGTON — Three senior House Democrats on Tuesday asked the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog to investigate allegations, raised in a McClatchy series, that Motorola’s contracting tactics have led state and local governments to squander millions of dollars on the company’s pricey two-way emergency radio systems.

Denison hotel named best in Texas

Travel ratings website TripAdvisor gave the Hampton Inn and Suites of Denison a Traveler’s Choice award for exceptional service on Tuesday. This makes Hampton the highest-rated hotel in Texas, and the 16th best in the nation.

TMC praised for overall quality by parent company

Texoma Medical Center was presented with an award for overall quality on Monday, marking the second year in a row that the hospital has been recognized for quality by its parent company. The Overall Quality Award is given to only one of the 25 hospitals in the Universal Health Services system each year.

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Ford confirms that Fields will be next CEO

Ford Motor confirmed reports last week of a change at the wheel by announcing Thursday that Mark Fields, the company’s chief operating officer, will be its next chief executive. Fields will replace Alan Mulally, the current head of Ford, who is credited with engineering a turnaround and has been widely praised for his leadership of the automaker.

Breakup likely for Energy Future Holdings in bankruptcy

Tuesday’s long-expected bankruptcy filing by Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings will likely result in the breakup of the state’s biggest power firm, but there should be little immediate impact on customers and the state’s power grid, observers said.

U.S. stocks rise as tech shares rebound

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as Internet stocks rallied for the first time in five days and results from Merck & Co. to Sprint topped estimates before a Federal Reserve decision on monetary policy.