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Futures are little changed this morning, as traders await this afternoon's release of the minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. In company news, here are some names to watch today.

  • Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) is down nearly 13% ahead of the bell, after the car rental company withdrew its fiscal 2014 forecast. Citing this year's glut of auto recalls and an internal audit, HTZ projected earnings to arrive "well below" its previous estimate. (Bloomberg)

  • In the wake of its second-quarter earnings results, PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) said it could potentially put itself up on the block as part of its larger plan to explore strategic alternatives. The retailer has been pressured lately by activist investor Jana Partners -- which owns a 10% stake in PETM -- has been pushing the company to put itself up for sale. (Reuters)

  • Following an 18-month investigation, Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) has agreed to pay a $650,000 fine to settle a racial bias investigation. The company was accused of increasing its surveillance on minority shoppers at its flagship store in Manhattan. In response to the settlement, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said, "This agreement will help ensure that no one is unfairly singled out as a suspected criminal when they shop in New York." (The New York Times)

  • Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) said that its treatment for Fabry disease -- an inherited disorder that creates a buildup of fat in the body's cells -- met its primary goals in a late-stage trial. The company said it will now take steps to gain regulatory approval for migalastat in both the U.S. and Europe. (MarketWatch)

  • AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is taking its ultra-fast Internet service to Cupertino, California -- home to tech titan Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:APPL). The city will be the first in the state to receive the T's GigaPower fiber optic broadband service, with hopes for strong demand from the tech-savvy customer base. Looking ahead, the company said it expects to roll out the service in other U.S. cities, including Houston. (CNET)

  • Former Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer has officially resigned from the company's board of directors. Ballmer spent more than 30 years being actively involved in MSFT, and still remains the firm's top individual stakeholder. (Bloomberg)

  • A number of retailers reported earnings, including Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO). (CNBC; MarketWatch; USA Today)

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