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Texans are struggling to pay for housing, despite the state’s reputation as an affordable place to live. Almost half of renters are spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing.

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Oil prices hit $50 a barrel last week for the first time in seven months. Prices have dropped again, and a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas wonders if falling oil prices will lead to bust in house prices.

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Robert Kaplan is the new leader of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He’s filling the formidable shoes of Richard Fisher, who was an outspoken voice against many of the Fed’s moves since the financial crisis.

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A professor and associate dean at the Harvard Business School has been selected as the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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About half a million Texans live in what’s known as colonias. These communities pop up near the Texas-Mexico border and usually lack the basics, such paved roads, utilities and secure housing.

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Richard Fisher’s headed the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank for a decade. Next week, he steps down after leading the bank through a historic recession and a slow, steady recovery. He gave his goodbye speech Friday.  

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One of the guests at President Obama's State of Union address was a North Texan who's a college student but isn’t a legal resident. She illustrates the current debate over what benefits the U.S. should offer undocumented immigrants, especially those who were brought here as children. One such benefit that is currently under fire in Texas is in-state college tuition.

Wary Of Loans, Texas Students Struggle Through College

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Texans are carrying about $70 billion in student loans, according to the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. The good news is that Texans have less student debt than than the national average. The bad news is that people in Texas are more likely to be delinquent in repaying those loans.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The special prosecutor on Rick Perry’s obstruction of justice case has some sharp words, Dallas Fed president and CEO will step down next year, a Dallas City Tour bus has questionable art, and more.

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One hundred years ago, Dallas was selected to be one of 12 locations to host a Federal Reserve Bank. It not only beat out other Texas cities, but also New Orleans, which at the time had a population three times larger. So how did "Little D" get a Reserve Bank? Texas bravado, in part.

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Former President George W. Bush made a rare public speaking appearance today to champion immigration reform done “with a benevolent spirit.”