• Business Highlights Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Burger King may move to Canada. NEW YORK— Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

  • Guilty plea in California meat-recall case Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

  • Glance: Burger King, Tim Hortons tie-up talks Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Burger King is in discussions to purchase Tim Hortons. Market capitalization: $11.03 billion, according to FactSet. This includes 3,630 in Canada, 866 in the U.S. and 50 in the Persian Gulf area.

  • Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that it was in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant company.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • UPDATE 1-Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 10:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc, a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a combined market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • Burger King, Tim Hortons may create new company Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 9:48 PM ET

    MIAMI— Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and form a new publicly listed company that would be based in Canada. The two fast-food companies announced Sunday that Burger King majority owner 3 G Capital would continue to own the majority of shares of the new company, with the remainder held by existing shareholders of Tim Hortons and Burger King.

  • 10 things to know about Florida citrus, greening Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    LAKE WALES, Fla.— A disease called greening is threatening to wipe out a vital part of Florida's economy and identity: the state's $9 billion citrus industry. Here are 10 things to know about Florida citrus, its history and the disease now imperiling the industry:.

  • Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    LAKE WALES, Fla.— The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Welcome to Florida, "she says with a big smile. Oranges, especially, have long been synonymous with the magic of Florida.

  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    It's taken away the need to sneak into back-alley places, "said Dennis Holding, 75, who owns a Miami- based bathhouse. In the last decade, bathhouses, including ones in San Diego, Syracuse, Seattle and San Antonio, have shut down and the total nationwide is less than 70. Most patrons are older.

  • Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    HAVANA— There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. "The idea with Nazdarovie is really to celebrate a unique social and cultural link that existed and to a certain degree still exists today between Cuba of 2014 and what was once the Soviet Union," said Biniowsky, a lawyer and consultant who has lived in Havana for two decades.

  • Correction: Oil Spill-Land Conservation story Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    HOUSTON— In a story Aug. 21 about a new state park planned for southeast Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money from a BP and Transocean fund that was used to buy the land. Conservationists team up to buy Texas bayside ranch with $30 M from BP's 2010 oil spill fund.

  • *Yellen affirms view U.S. jobless rate understates slack. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the U.S. labor market remains bruised from the Great Recession, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday amid calls from policy hawks for a near-term rate hike.

  • Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for a "pragmatic" approach to U.S. monetary policy on Friday, amid calls by hawkish members of the central bank's policy committee for a quick rise in interest rates due to tightening labor markets and inflationary risks.

  • *Structural shifts in labor market complicating Fed's task- Yellen. *Fed chief calls for "pragmatic" policy approach.

  • Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story Aug. 20 about lending to women-owned businesses, Maria Coyne, head of small business banking at KeyBank, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examines banks' lending records and makes a judgment about whether they're being prudent lenders.

  • Cuba struggles to attract investors despite reforms Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    HAVANA, Aug 21- Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow through on free-market-style reforms.

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. "It's a lot easier to find a deal," said Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion college in New York.