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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.

‘Hardest Hit’ Areas Get More Relief from Treasury

The Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) was created under the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2010 to help the areas that were deemed to have been hit hardest by the financial crisis. How is the latest—and final—round of funding going to be disbursed?

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GOP Just Keeps Pushing Financial Reform

Republicans have been trying to chip away at Dodd-Frank almost since the law was enacted nearly six years ago. But lately they have made a more intense push, and they won a victory in the House of Representatives recently.

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Counsel’s Corner: The Battle Over GSE Profits is Raging

What is the outlook for the GSE shareholders' appeal of a lawsuit against the government over the sweep of GSE profits into Treasury that was previously dismissed in the D.C. District Court? Hamish Hume, partner with Boies, Schiller & Flexner, discusses all points of the case.

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Sen. Shelby Requests Probe of FHFA

Why is Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, asking the Government Accountability Office to conduct further study on the activities of the Federal Housing Finance Agency?

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Finally, Sanders Speaks Out on Housing Reform

Presidential candidates have been largely silent about housing policy during their campaigns, with the exception of Hillary Clinton. Now, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has laid out his own comprehensive plan to reform affordable housing.

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