U.S. banks beat profit estimates on economic rebound, red-hot markets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The four largest U.S. consumer banks posted another strong quarter this week as the rebounding economy allowed them to release more cash they had set aside for pandemic losses, while sizzling deals, equity financing and trading activity

Lululemon gives upbeat full-year forecast on strong workout apparel demand

(Reuters) -Lululemon Athletica Inc forecast annual revenue and profit above estimates on Wednesday, as demand for its comfortable leggings and sports bras remained strong despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions.People walk past a store by yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica in

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Case numbers expected to be just over 50; Cabinet decision on Auckland north hours away; Navy MIQ workers await test results

COVID LATEST:* Locations of interest: Massey fruit and vege shop’s three exposure events* What went wrong: Why Bluetooth Tracing data has not been used for the Delta outbreak* ‘$1m a day’ – lockdown takes toll on retail, entertainment and hospo*

Covid 19 coronavirus community case: NZ in alert level 4 lockdown, Auckland, Coromandel for 7 days, test results today for infected Devonport man

COVID COMMUNITY CASE LATEST* Level-4 lockdown begins – what you can and can’t do* 23 ‘exposure events’ – the locations of interest released so far in Auckland, Coromandel, Thames* ’80-90′ people in bar on nights Auckland man visited* Derek Cheng:

Beyond Meat outlook cautious due to Delta variant, shares fall

(Reuters) – Beyond Meat Inc said on Thursday that restaurants are placing “more conservative” orders for its plant-based burgers due to uncertainty over to the Delta variant of the coronavirus, leading the company to forecast third quarter revenue below estimates.FILE

McDonald's sales surge on BTS meal craze, easing restrictions

(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp said easing COVID-19 restrictions and the roaring popularity of a new meal inspired by South Korean pop band BTS helped the world’s biggest fast-food chain beat Wall Street expectations for global sales on Wednesday.Slideshow ( 2