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  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons. 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.

  • Burger King and Orbitz are big market movers Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Burger King Worldwide Inc., down $1.40 to $31. The burger chain confirmed it plans to buy doughnut seller Tim Hortons for $11 billion and will move its headquarters to Canada.

  • 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.

  • Where Burger King-Tim Hortons would rank Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    A combined Burger King- Tim Hortons would rank a solid third in global sales at restaurants among fast-food companies:. Yum Brands' total includes sales at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Totals are systemwide sales, including both company-owned and franchised restaurants.

  • 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.

  • Watch out for those extra hotel fees     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Hotels are taking a page from the airlines' playbook and have begun charging guest extra fees, even for services you may not use, reports NBC's Kerry Sanders.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UPDATE 2-Accor sees higher profit despite weak France Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    *Sees no significant improvement in France in H2. PARIS, Aug 26- Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, forecast operating profit would rise this year as cost-cutting and restructuring efforts start to pay off and demand for hotel rooms improves in all regions outside its home market of France.

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Investors in Burger King Worldwide Inc and Tim Hortons Inc applauded news of a potential merger between the two fast food chains, seeing both tax savings and strategic rationale for a combination.

  • S&P 500 touches 2,000 as corporate deals continue Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market hit another milestone as the Standard& Poor's 500 index briefly traded above 2,000 points for the first time. The S&P 500 first closed above 1,000 points in February 1998. Burger King soared 20 percent on news that the fast-food chain is in talks to buy Tim Hortons of Canada, which could save the company money on taxes.

  • Tax savings spur Tim Hortons-Burger King talks Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    The companies confirmed late on Sunday that they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.

  • Taxes spur Tim Hortons-Burger King talks; Shares surge Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 12:04 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    The companies confirmed late on Sunday that they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.

  • S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are moving higher in midday trading, pushing the Standard& Poor's 500 index above 2,000 points for the first time. Burger King soared 17 percent on news that the fast-food chain is in talks to buy Tim Hortons. The deal could cut Burger King's tax bill if the company moves its headquarters to Canada.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings invests in Rusty Taco Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Buffalo Wild Wings has made a majority investment in Rusty Taco, seeking to help the chain grow throughout the country.

  • US stocks open the week higher, Europe gains Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are opening higher in the U.S. after central bankers in Europe and Japan said support for their economies would continue. Burger King jumped 14 percent in early trading following news that the fast-food chain is in talks to buy Tim Hortons of Canada. The DAX in Germany gained 1.2 percent and the CAC-40 rose 1.3 percent.

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Shares of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc and U.S. fast-food company Burger King jumped on Monday after news that they are in merger talks. The companies, which are comparable in size by market value, late on Sunday confirmed they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.

  • Charge! Guests recoil as hotels pile on fees Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Shares of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc and U.S. fast-food company Burger King surged in trading before the opening bell on Monday after news that they are in merger talks.

  • 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.