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U.S. debt could threaten the economic growth that’s needed to keep the burden sustainable, former IMF official says

Even if the U.S. avoids some of the worst-case scenarios, ballooning debt and the cost of servicing it could eventually slow economic growth and make the burden unsustainable,...

More Americans are suddenly planning to have babies and buy new homes, even as consumer sentiment sinks

The latest consumer sentiment gauge suggests more gloom about the economy, even as it remains strong, but another indicator may belie that weak reading. More Americans are planning...

Former Yankees star Derek Jeter’s N.Y. castle may finally have a buyer after its asking price was slashed by more than half

Former New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter has found a potential buyer for his New York castle after the sprawling lakefront property had its price tag slashed by more than...

Nvidia stock accounts for more than a third of the S&P 500’s gains this year—and it’s a big risk for investors, top economist says

Nvidia stock has continued its stunning rally this year, sending the AI chip leader’s valuation past $3 trillion and making it an even bigger presence in the S&P...

Wall Street forecasters are struggling to keep up with the stock market’s relentless surge as the S&P 500 blows past year-end targets

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. strategists have boosted their year-end target for the S&P 500 Index for a third time, reflecting Wall Street’s optimistic outlook for earnings growth and...

As ‘Roaring Kitty’ amasses $262 million in GameStop shares, investors are wondering who’s really manipulating the market

As a renewed bout of GameStop Corp. fever gripped the meme-stock faithful, fans of trading influencer Keith Gill waited for one moment: The day their hero, aka “Roaring...

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A rivalry that predates the Civil War is about to heat up with a vote on subsidizing a new stadium

A 170-year-old rivalry is flaring up as Kansas lawmakers try to snatch the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs away from Missouri even though economists...

A rare flesh-eating bacteria with a ‘terrifying’ mortality rate that can kill people in 48 hours is spreading in Japan

A disease caused by a rare “flesh-eating bacteria” that can kill people within 48 hours is spreading in Japan after the country relaxed...

Meet the co-owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks: A casino mogul trying to bring gambling to a reluctant state

As Game 3 of the NBA Finals tipped off at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday, Patrick Dumont, the new co-owner of the...

NASA says Voyager 1 is fully back online months after it stopped making sense

Voyager 1, the farthest human-made craft from the Earth, is finally sending back data from all four of its scientific instruments, NASA said...

Colliding hot and cold fronts whipsaw the U.S. with extreme heat, flooding, and a chance of snow

After days of intense flooding in Florida, that state and many others are bracing for an intense heat wave, while the Pacific Northwest will experience...