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  • Aug 26- Allergan Inc said on Tuesday that it has scheduled a special shareholders meeting for Dec. 18, when activist investor Bill Ackman, who supports a hostile bid for the company by Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc, will attempt to oust most of its board.

  • UPDATE 1-Blackstone-backed Vivint Solar files for IPO Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Aug 26- Blackstone Group LP- backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock. Provo, Utah based-Vivint Solar was launched in 2011 and has become the second-largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States, after SolarCity Corp..

  • Aug 26- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue due to strong growth in subscribers through cable TV partners such as Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain and Com Hem AB in Sweden. TiVo's subscriptions rose by a third to 4.8 million in the second quarter ended July 31.

  • Blackstone-backed Vivint Solar files for IPO Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    Aug 26- Blackstone Group LP- backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith and Credit Suisse as the lead underwriters to the offering.

  • Aug 26- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue due to strong growth in subscribers through cable TV partners such as Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain and Com Hem AB in Sweden. TiVo's subscriptions rose by a third to 4.8 million in the second quarter ended July 31.

  • Aug 26- RadioShack Corp's second-largest shareholder, Standard General LP, is negotiating a rescue package with investors to help the consumer electronics retailer ward off bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Aug 26- RadioShack Corp's second-largest shareholder, Standard General LP, is negotiating a rescue package with investors to help the consumer electronics retailer ward off bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Aug 26- Trina Solar Ltd said it was working on plans to set up manufacturing sites overseas, becoming the latest Chinese solar company looking to work around U.S. tariffs on solar products made in China and Taiwan.

  • Aug 26- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics, reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third straight quarter, as fewer people bought PCs and electronics, and those who did increasingly bought them online.

  • TORONTO, Aug 26- Burger King Worldwide Inc announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc for C $12.64 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group.

  • Aug 26- Trina Solar Ltd's quarterly revenue lagged expectations as the company sold fewer solar panels than expected and at a lower price, sending its shares down 9 percent before the bell. Trina Solar, like other Chinese solar companies, has been slapped with U.S. duties on products made in China and Taiwan.

  • Aug 26- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue for the third straight quarter, citing a drop in traffic in its stores as more people shop online.

  • Burger King signs deal to buy Canada's Tim Hortons Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Aug 26- Burger King Worldwide Inc agreed to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in cash and stock to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group with sales of about $23 billion.

  • Trina Solar posts profit as module shipments jump Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Aug 26- Trina Solar Ltd reported its fourth-straight quarterly profit, helped largely by improving demand for its solar modules from China. Net profit attributable to Trina Solar was $10.7 million, or 14 cents per American depositary share, in the second quarter ended June 30, compared with a loss of $33.7 million, or 47 cents per ADS, a year earlier.

  • Best Buy quarterly revenue falls 4 pct Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    Aug 26- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics, reported a 4 percent drop in quarterly revenue due to lower traffic in its stores. Best Buy shares were down 4.6 percent in premarket trading.

  • UPDATE 1-AT&T's DirecTV bid nearing approval - NY Post Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:27 AM ET

    Aug 26- AT&T Inc has reached a tentative deal with antitrust regulators to pave the way for it to buy DirecTV, the New York Post reported, citing unspecified sources. The proposed deal is expected to get clearance from the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission in the first quarter, the newspaper reported.

  • AT&T's DirecTV bid nearing approval - NY Post Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Aug 26- AT&T Inc, has reached a tentative deal with antitrust regulators to pave the way for it to buy DirecTV, the New York Post reported, citing unspecified sources.

  • Aug 25- Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc's take over of Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 25- Municipal bonds will no longer be part of the easily sellable assets that banks can use to show they are able to survive a credit crunch, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The Public Affairs Office of the Federal Reserve could not be reached out for comment outside of regular U.S. business hours.

  • Aug 25- Drug developer Kite Pharma Inc said its experimental cancer immunotherapy showed potential in treating patients with an aggressive form of blood cancer, in an early-stage study. In one arm of the study, funded by Kite and conducted by National Cancer Institute, 15 patients were given the therapy.