The benchmark S&P 500 remained at five-month highs on Wednesday as a rise in financial and industrial stocks due to strong earnings from marquee companies were offset by a drop in technology stocks.
Thyssenkrupp's new chief executive, Guido Kerkhoff, told employees the conglomerate needs to raise its profitability and restructure its Industrial Solutions and Elevators division to restore credibility with capital markets.
Goldman Sachs analysts said on Wednesday the U.S. government would likely introduce a two-month bill issue at the November refunding and begin raising the auction size of five-year notes by a greater amount than its recent increase.
European planemaker Airbus said on Wednesday that supplier Pratt & Whitney was catching up on engine delays and there would be an improvement especially in the second half of the year.
EU antitrust regulators hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal.
The French government said on Wednesday that it welcomed the record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) fine imposed on Google by European Union regulators, with a government spokesman describing it as an "excellent decision".
Germany has said 1,050 owners of the Tesla Model S must forgo a 2,000 euro electric car subsidy because the value of their vehicles surpasses an eligibility threshold.