Volkswagen will hold settlement talks with several states over the diesel emissions scandal, beginning no later than November 1.
Pfizer is making another acquisition.
U.S. stocks moved higher in quiet trading Wednesday as investors look ahead to a closely-watched speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday.
Stocks plunged one year ago on August 24, 2015 amid worries about low oil prices and China uncertainty - themes that are still in play today.
Pescara Del Tronto was one of the hardest hit towns in Central Italy as an earthquake rattled the country overnight.
On Wednesday, August 24, investors will be watching earnings from HP Inc. and existing home sales figures.