U.S. Household Debts Climbed in 2016 by Most in a Decade

Wall Street Journal, Feb. 16, 2017–Josh Zumbrun (subscription)
The total amount of debt held by American households climbed in 2016 by the most in a decade, driven by broad and steady increases in credit card debt, auto and student loans, and a fourth-quarter surge to the highest amount of mortgage originations since before the financial crisis.