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  • 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: Food companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $32.02. General Mills Inc. rose$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $53.42. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $47.86.

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

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $2.67 or. 4 percent, to $678.41. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $47.43. Domino's Pizza Inc. fell$. 49 or. 7 percent, to $74.66.

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

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. rose$. 31 or. 5 percent, to $69.14. MGM Resorts International rose$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $25.21. Marriott International Inc. rose$. 41 or. 6 percent, to $68.54.

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

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $75.25. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $50.04. Hospira rose$. 99 or 1.8 percent, to $54.91.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $79.61. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 67 or. 9 percent, to $74.87.

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

    American Electric Power Co. rose$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $52.38. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $57.51. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $69.65.

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    General Electric Co. rose$. 31 or 1.2 percent, to $26.36. Snap-On rose$. 89 or. 7 percent, to $126.34. Whirlpool Corp. rose$. 80 or. 5 percent, to $153.70.

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

    Amgen Inc. fell$. 34 or. 3 percent, to $132.68. Biogen Idec fell $3.26 or. 9 percent, to $342.58. Celgene Corp. rose$. 64 or. 7 percent, to $92.00.

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

    eBay fell$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $53.40. Groupon Inc. rose$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.25. LinkedIn Corp. rose $1.21 or. 6 percent, to $217.92.

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

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.72. Gold Fields rose$. 12 or 2.9 percent, to $4.23. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $26.73.

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

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $93.95. Humana Inc. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $123.15. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 04 or percent, to $83.43.

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

    Apollo Group fell$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $27.77. Career Education Corp. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $5.64. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $60.54.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $53.30. DuPont Co. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $66.22.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $34.53. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $48.82.

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

    American Express Co. rose$. 37 or. 4 percent, to $88.49. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 44 or. 5 percent, to $80.92. Discover Financial Services rose$. 88 or 1.4 percent, to $62.12.

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

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 30 or. 2 percent, to $120.91. Target rose $1.08 or 1.8 percent, to $60.33. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $74.96.