Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing benefit program. Many deficit foes are less impressed.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly last week but remained close to historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway.
Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home. Some parents are stepping in to help their kids
Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that level, and hit a high of $35.73 in morning trading.
The House voted to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances. Republicans say it prevents small business owners and family farmers from passing businesses on to their heirs.
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic that sales will perk up in coming months as the spring home-selling season unfolds.