Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Conagra, Tilray, Levi, Twitter and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Conagra Brands (CAG) – The company behind food brands like Healthy Choice, Hunt’s and Hebrew National earned an adjusted 50 cents per share for its latest quarter, 1 cent above estimates, while revenue also came in ahead of Wall Street forecasts. Conagra also said it expects …

How a U.S. steel shortage created a market bubble

The Covid-19 pandemic threw supply chains into chaos, and steel — an essential metal used in everything from dishwashers to cars — was not immune to these disruptions. “Steel is certainly one of those examples of shortages, higher prices, and growing frustration among customers,” Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist Anirban Basu told CNBC. Demand …

The ‘Orient Express’ is a real train — and taking a ride is not cheap

Before the dawn of private jets and business class flights, royalty and high society members traveled through Europe onboard luxury trains. Now anyone can do it — if they are willing and able to spend £1,700 ($2,300) for a one-night trip. That’s the starting rate to go from Florence to Paris aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, …

Yankees’ loss to Red Sox attracted most viewers for a baseball game on ESPN since 1998

The Boston Red Sox dugout erupts onto the field after taking the 6-2 Wild card win over the New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Playoff Game at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 5, 2021. Barry Chin | Boston Globe | Getty Images …

CDC director warns the U.S. is at risk of a severe flu season this year

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to examine the FY 2022 budget request for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 19, 2021 in Washington,DC. Jim Lo Scalzo | AFP | Getty Images Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Here’s what’s at stake as St. Louis takes the NFL to court over the Rams’ relocation

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald #99 leads the defense onto the field to play the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Terry Pierson | MediaNews Group | Getty Images The National Football League still can’t quite escape St. Louis. Lawyers representing the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams …

Levi Strauss earnings beat as new denim styles drive sales growth, retailer raises outlook

Jeans are displayed at a Levi Strauss store in New York, March 19, 2019. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Levi Strauss & Co. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings and sales that topped analysts’ expectations, as consumer demand picked up during the back-to-school season and shoppers looked to stock up on the latest denim trends. Its …

Latin America and Caribbean Islands have vaccinated just 37% of populations against Covid, WHO officials say

A maquiladora worker receives a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at a Lear Corp. factory in Ciudad Jurez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on Tuesday August, 23, 2021. Paul Ratje | Bloomberg | Getty Images Just 37% of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, almost half the rate …

Activist group Jana calls on Macy’s to spin off its e-commerce business to fetch higher valuation, report says

Macy’s Herald Square Flagship Department Store in Midtown Manhattan New York. Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images Activist investor Jana Partners is reportedly encouraging the department store chain Macy’s to spin off its e-commerce business, in order to seek a higher valuation from the separate entity. Jana stated in an investor presentation Wednesday that Macy’s online …

Dr. Gottlieb sees Covid’s ‘pandemic phase’ ending when antiviral pills, kids’ vaccines available

Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday he expects the coronavirus’ “pandemic phase” to be over in the U.S. once vaccines become available for children and Merck‘s antiviral pill is cleared by regulators. The other crucial development is for the highly transmissible Covid delta variant to have “moved through the country,” which is likely conclude around Thanksgiving, Gottlieb …