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  • 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.

  • Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late.

  • 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.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 25- The entanglement of H.J. Heinz Co. in China's latest food scare highlights a key concern for international and local firms- how to keep track of ingredients from diverse sources in a country where food supply tracing technologies are far from the norm.

  • 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.

  • A new way to join the 'Mile High Club' (for a fee) Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    The Love Cloud plane

    Love Cloud Vegas is an airline where people pay to go airborne so they can join the Mile High Club.

  • Aug 22- McDonald's Corp is replacing its U.S. president for the second time in two years, a move that suggests increased pressure on Chief Executive Don Thompson to improve sales in the fast food chain's home market.

  • Inside the SLS Las Vegas: An LA club guru bets big Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    As Sin City faces a shifting economic landscape, SLS Las Vegas is opening as the Strip's first major new casino hotel in five years.

  • McDonald's names new US president again Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. The world's biggest hamburger chain says it's bringing back a longtime McDonald's executive, Mike Andres, to fill the role effective Oct. 15.

  • SLS stages Las Vegas comeback     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the new SLS Las Vegas, built on the site of the old Sahara and the first new resort to open in there in five years.