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  • Tech Data tops Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    CLEARWATER, Fla.— Tech Data Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $39.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 79 cents per share. Analysts expected $6.75 billion, according to Zacks.

  • American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz- run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. American said that it had already dropped its fares from Orbitz and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Monday.

  • Hurricane Cristobal gains, heads toward Bermuda Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm already had caused at least five deaths. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, but it was expected to strengthen slightly by Thursday after passing northwest of Bermuda.

  • 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.

  • US home price gains slow in June Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    Las Vegas led with a 15.2 percent gain. But prices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami and Tampa, Florida, are still at least 33 percent below their housing bubble peaks of almost a decade ago. But buying remains 4.3 percent below the July 2013 level, according to the National Realtors Association.

  • Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    Burger King said Tuesday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third largest fast-food chain.

  • Florida condo's name gets tainted by extremists Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    ISIS is also one of the names for the al-Qaida splinter group behind the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley. The Palm Beach Post reports the new building is now being called 3 Thirty Three Downtown. Information from: The Palm Beach Post, http://www.pbpost.com.

  • 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.