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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.

GDP Growth Rises to 3.7 Percent for Second Q2 Estimate, But is the News All Good?

Q2's real GDP growth is consistent with the positive news for most housing metrics as of late. Existing home sales are at pre-recession levels, and in the July 2015 pending home sales report released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), pending home sales were up by 7.4 percent year-over-year. Affordability and tight inventory remain obstacles to home sales, however.

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New York Fed President Says September Rate Hike is ‘Less Compelling’ Now

At a press conference following a speech on the regional economic outlook in Buffalo on Wednesday morning, New York Fed president and CEO William C. Dudley expressed the idea that a rate hike at September's Federal Open Market Committee meeting seemed "less compelling" than it was a few weeks ago following the turbulent stock market activity earlier in the week.

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