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  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses, and push for rapid improvements in risk assessment, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

  • Last year Hertz adopted a so-called poison pill to prevent any one shareholder from gaining control of the company as activist investors began circling.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- JPMorgan Chase& Co and Bank of America Corp are planning to hike salaries of junior employees by at least 20 percent, people familiar with the proceedings said. Junior bankers at Bank of America Corp will also receive a raise of at least 20 percent, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- A former merchandising executive at teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of defrauding the company and taking more than $25 million in kickbacks from a key vendor.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 98 or 2.5 percent, to $40.52. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 40 or 3.2 percent, to $12.73. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 82 or 2.7 percent, to $31.57.

  • Final Glance: Oil companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    BP PLC fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $48.19. ConocoPhillips rose$. 59 or. 7 percent, to $80.50. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $99.70.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $15.52. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $49.80. Goldman Sachs rose$. 07 or percent, to $174.03.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. American Eagle Outfitters Inc.: Approximately 27,989,700 shares changed hands, a 506.7 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose $1.39 or 12.0 percent to $12.98.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose $1.14 or 2.0 percent, to $58.88. Macy's Inc. rose $1.14 or 1.9 percent, to $60.09. Nordstrom rose$. 92 or 1.4 percent, to $68.39.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $3.27. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $39.73. Peabody Energy rose$. 27 or 1.6 percent, to $16.67.

  • Final Glance: Railroad companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 91 or 1.3 percent, to $69.48. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $2.49 or 1.3 percent, to $200.22. Kansas City Southern rose $1.57 or 1.4 percent, to $114.52.

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $41.25. Dr Pepper Snapple fell$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $60.92. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 52 or. 7 percent, to $74.69.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.6 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust: Approximately 2,200 shares changed hands, a 88.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Alliance Bancorp Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 100.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. FedFirst Financial Corp.: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 98.4 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 01 or. 1 percent to $10.30.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $21.89. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.32. Lennar Corp. rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $39.00.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $1.12 or. 2 percent, to $537.96. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 47 or. 7 percent, to $63.72. Best Buy rose$. 59 or 1.9 percent, to $31.34.

  • Final Glance: Insurance companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $60.93. MBIA fell$. 15 or 1.4 percent, to $10.29. MGIC Investments Corp. fell$. 15 or 1.8 percent, to $8.20.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Akers Biosciences: Approximately 113,300 shares changed hands, a 774.8 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 10 or 3.1 percent to $3.10. Amicus Therapeutics: Approximately 24,558,700 shares changed hands, a 1,369.3 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $50.53. Safeway fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.70. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $9.66.