The debt burden of U.S. households is the smallest it's been in nearly 16 years. Household debt -- including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, student loans and other credit -- grew for the 16th consecutive quarter in the April-to-June period, rising by 0.6%, or $82 billion, to $13.29 trillion, the New York Fed reported Tuesday.
Republican Rep. Chris Collins' arrest and indictment on insider trading charges Wednesday suddenly makes his safe red congressional district a lot more interesting in November's midterm elections.
A new bill from a key Republican senator would provide paid family leave -- in return for giving up Social Security benefits. read more