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Author Archives: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

DS News Webcast: Monday 5/2/2016

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Lawmakers’ efforts to chip away at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act have come almost exclusively from the GOP side of the aisle—until now. The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed H.R. 4096, a bipartisan bill, by ...

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Is the CFPB Tough Enough?

The CFPB has proposed a ban on the use of arbitration clauses that prevent consumers from bringing class action suits against businesses. A coalition of more than 160 groups, including AFL-CIO and NAACP, wants the Bureau to take the rule even further, however.

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DS News Webcast: Friday 4/29/2016

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Just when the homeownership rate seemed to be on its way back after falling to a 48-year low in the second quarter of 2015, it took another step backward on Thursday. One particular demographic, however, is experiencing a dramatic increase ...

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DS News Webcast: Thursday 4/28/2016

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Inconsistencies in the economy during the first quarter have not dampened Freddie Mac’s forecast for housing for the coming year. Freddie Mac has held fast to its prediction that 2016 will be the best year for housing since before the crisis. Freddie Mac ...

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DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/27/2016

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In an attempt to prevent banks and other financial institutions from the excessively risky practices that led to the financial crisis and Great Recession, financial industry regulators are seeking comment on a proposed rule that would implement Section 956 of ...

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DS News Webcast: Tuesday 4/26/2016

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Speaking at a roundtable-style event in a donut shop in New Haven, Connecticut, over the weekend, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton addressed the audience about various current hot button topics, one of which was the housing crisis. Clinton said that ...

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DS News Webcast: Monday 4/25/2016

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While the outlook for overall economic growth is darkening, the housing market is expected to keep up its momentum in 2016, according to Freddie Mac’s April 2016 Economic Outlook released on Friday. Freddie Mac downwardly revised its forecast for Q1 GDP growth ...

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