U.S. stocks snapped a three-session mini streak of gains on Tuesday, as investors found few reasons to push equity benchmarks to further gains ahead of a key debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed off 0.5% at around 27,453, the S&P 500 index

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. announced Tuesday its goal to eliminate single-use plastic bags from its stores by 2025. Dick’s has partnered with Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy and joined the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, working with other retailers like Target Corp. and Walmart Inc. to find sustainable solutions. Dick’s stock

Oil futures fell on Tuesday, as growing concerns over a coronavirus-fueled slowdown in energy demand sent prices for the U.S. benchmark to their lowest settlement in two weeks. November West Texas Intermediate crude declined by $1.31, or 3.2%, to settle at $39.29 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest finish

Gold futures climbed above $1,900 an ounce Tuesday to score their highest finish in a week as a decline in the U.S. dollar continued to provide support for the dollar-denominated precious metal. December gold rose $20.90, or 1.1%, to settle at $1,903.20 an ounce. That was the highest finish for a most-active contract since Sept.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill paid nearly $300,000 in federal taxes in 2019, returns released hours before the first presidential debate showed. The couple had an income of $944,737, and paid $346,204 in taxes. After a refund of $46,858, the Bidens paid $299,346 in taxes. The Bidens’ release of their tax

Shares of home design retailer RH rose 5.4% in Tuesday trading after the company was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Cowen and raised its price target to $435 from $370. Analysts led by Max Rakhlenko think the company is on the path towards a “multi-year transformation” that has the benefit of more affluent

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to pay $920 million in a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice, as part of an agreement with regulators after a probe of trading practices by former employees in the precious metals and U.S. Treasurys markets. “The conduct of the individuals referenced in

VMware Inc. and Nvidia Corp. on Tuesday announced a partnership to make VMware’s software for managing data centers work more smoothly with Nvidia’s artificial intelligence chips. The companies said they would give some customers early access to the technology but did not say when it would go on sale. For years, much of VMware’s work

The percentage of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in New York City surged above 3% on Monday for the first time since early June, as a cluster of cases emerged in a handful of Brooklyn ZIP codes, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday. The city will begin issuing tickets to people who defy

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 33.4 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.002 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally at 7.1 million, and highest death toll at 205,085. The White House pressured the