Olivia Rockeman

Government, Business

US Consumer Confidence Posts Biggest Increase Since Late 2011

Shoppers at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on June 10. Shoppers at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on June 10. (Emilie Richardson/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer confidence rose in June by more than forecast as optimism increased amid business reopenings, though sentiment remained well below pre-pandemic levels.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2020
Business, Safety

Amazon Bargain Days Give Porch Pirates Prime Opportunity

Amazon Prime An Amazon Prime package. (John Zeedick/Associated Press)

Amazon’s Prime Day gives shoppers an opportunity to flex their deal-spotting muscles ahead of Black Friday. It also gives package thieves their own chance to warm up.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019