Ford’s first quarter sales fall 17% as automaker battles chip shortage

An employee works on the 40 millionth Ford Motor Co. F-Series truck on the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant on January 26, 2022 in Dearborn, Michigan. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images DETROIT – Ford Motor’s US sales of new vehicles declined 17% during the first quarter, including a 26% slide … Read more

Stock futures are flat after S&P 500 notches third straight week of gains

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, March 25, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock index futures were flat during overnight trading Sunday, after the S&P 500 posted a third straight week of gains. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average slide 14 points. S&P 500 futures were flat, while Nasdaq 100 futures declined … Read more

Airlines cancel hundreds of weekend flights as storms sweep through Florida

A Southwest Airlines jet sits at a gate at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, US, October 11, 2021. Joe Skipper | Reuters Airlines canceled hundreds of weekend flights and thousands more were delayed as thunderstorms in Florida slowed traffic in one of the country’s top travel destinations during spring break. More than 5,900 US … Read more

Myocarditis risk higher after Covid infection than vaccination, CDC finds

A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 test in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images People infected with Covid-19 face a higher risk of myocarditis and other inflammatory heart conditions than those vaccinated against the disease, according to a large study published by the Centers for … Read more

Machining start-up Hadrian raises $90 million from Andreesen, Lux

The exterior of the company’s factory in Hawthorne, California. Hadrian Machine-parts start-up Hadrian Automation raised $90 million in a new round of funding led by venture firms Lux Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, as the company works to build largely-automated factories to transform the aerospace supply chain. “We’ve launched Factory #1 and proven that we can … Read more

Chris Rock’s first show since Will Smith slap sees ticket prices soar

Actor Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Robyn Beck | dpa | Getty Images Chris Rock has yet to publicly address being slapped by Will Smith during the 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. Fans are banking on the chance that … Read more

Dairy Queen launches Stackburger line as chain sees record sales in 2021

Dairy Queen’s Flamethrower Stackburger and small ice cream cone Source: Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is expanding its burger offerings as the fast-food chain looks beyond Blizzards and other desserts. The new Stackburger line is Dairy Queen’s biggest menu expansion in two decades, with five burger flavors for US customers: Flamethrower, Loaded A1, Bacon Two Cheese … Read more

JetBlue urges flight attendants to accept assignments as it races to hire 700 people

JetBlue planes at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Leslie Josephs | CNBC JetBlue Airways on Friday urged patience from its flight attendants as it races to hire hundreds of new employees before what it expects to be a monster travel season this spring and summer. “Please do not refuse an assignment you are … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond stock jumps after deal with activist investor Ryan Cohen

A person enters a Bed Bath & Beyond store in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images Bed Bath & Beyond announced Friday that it has struck a deal with activist investor Ryan Cohen, sending the company’s stock higher. Shares jumped by more than 12% in premarket trading, but … Read more

Omicron BA.2 subvariant will soon dominate in US, but Fauci doesn’t expect another surge

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, December 1, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Omicron’s more contagious subvariant, BA.2, has more than doubled in prevalence over the past two weeks in the US and now represents more than 34% of Covid-19 infections that … Read more