Photograph: iStock

US consumer sentiment rose this month amid more-favourable personal finances, while tariffs weighed on Americans’ optimism for the economy and helped (...)

Early-morning swimmers at Sandycove, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As the summer sun rises over Sandycove beach and the nearby Forty Foot in south Dublin, the changing area for sea swimmers is a hub of activity. It’s(...)

Some 58 per cent of consumers reported that the economy had improved, up from 49 per cent in April

A monthly gauge of US consumer sentiment fell in May as a gloomy view on income growth clouded an otherwise positive economic outlook, a survey releas(...)

Consumer sentiment dipped modestly in early March, entirely due to reduced expectations for the future, a survey said today. The prelimin(...)