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

Facebook Inc. , which finds itself in the pangs of another controversial presidential election that has placed enormous pressure on its platform and how it handles information, on Tuesday said it has helped about 100,000 people sign up as poll workers. Among the highlights, North Carolina election officials said more than 11,000 people signed up

Financial-sector exchange-traded funds were on the back foot Tuesday, one day after notching their best session since July. The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund slipped 1.3% while the Invesco KWB Bank ETF was 1.9% lower. JPMorgan Chase & Co. , which makes up 11% of the Sector SPDR fund and 8% of the Invesco fund,

Beyond Meat Inc. stock jumped 10.6% in Tuesday trading after the plant-based meat company announced that the availability of the Beyond Burger is expanding to 2,400 Walmart Inc. stores from 800 currently. The move follows the launch of Cookout Classic, a more affordable version of the Beyond Burger. Beyond Meat products are now available at

Nio Inc. American depositary receipts jumped more than 5% Tuesday after Deutsche Bank said the Shanghai-based electric-car maker commands loyalty in China and is on track to develop an autonomous car in the next couple of years. Analyst Edison Yu started covering Nio’s ADRs at a buy rating earlier this month, and said in a

U.S. stocks opened modestly lower Tuesday after a big rally Monday as Wall Street awaited the presidential debate scheduled for Tuesday evening. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 27 points, 0.1%, to open near 27557, while the S&P 500 lost 2 points or 0.1%, and traded near 3,349. The Nasdaq Composite was off by 7

Smith & Nephew said it’s buying the extremity orthopedics unit of Integra LifeSciences for $240 million in cash. Smith & Nephew said the deal will provide entry into the shoulder replacement and foot and ankle segment. The business generated revenue of $90 million in 2019 and traded at a small loss, and is expected to

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

Papa John’s International Inc. said Tuesday that September systemwide North American comparable sales rose 18.4%, bringing the number of consecutive months in which the pizza delivery company reached double-digit comparable sales growth to six. Domestic company-owned restaurants were up 14.3% and international restaurants were up 23.3%. Papa John’s has been providing a monthly business update