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  • Sept 28- A proposed merger of Internet pioneers AOL Inc and Yahoo Inc could create a nimbler player in Web video, but strong growth, the measure of success in Silicon Valley, would remain elusive. Investors are revisiting one of the most speculated Internet combinations, after activist investor Starboard on Friday pressured Yahoo to merge with AOL.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL Inc.. Shares of Yahoo rose 4.4 percent to close at $40.60, while AOL jumped 3.7 percent to $44.55, both on Nasdaq.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:13 p.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    US indexes end a turbulent week with a surge; Dow gains 167 as Nike soars on higher earnings PIMCO's Bill Gross to join Janus Capital at end of the month Economy's second-quarter rebound was even faster than thought, and outlook remains bright History shows higher interest rates don't always upend stocks Always on: New European flight safety guidelines allow handset connections at all times Yahoo faces pressure from investor urging AOL takeover, better management of Alibaba stake Chile enacts reform raising business taxes to fund education, hospitals US consumer outlook brightens, pushing sentiment index to 14- month high EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gets winter gas supplies from Russia, pays back debts Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4 p.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    PIMCO's Bill Gross to join Janus Capital at end of the month Economy's second-quarter rebound was even faster than thought, and outlook remains bright US stocks gain in afternoon trading; Nike jumps after its results beat estimates History shows higher interest rates don't always upend stocks Always on: New European flight safety guidelines allow handset connections at all times Yahoo faces pressure from investor urging AOL takeover, better management of Alibaba stake Chile enacts reform raising business taxes to fund education, hospitals US consumer outlook brightens, pushing sentiment index to 14- month high EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gets winter gas supplies from Russia, pays back debts Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:50 p.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    PIMCO's Bill Gross to join Janus Capital at end of the month Economy's second-quarter rebound was even faster than thought, and outlook remains bright US stocks gain in afternoon trading; Nike jumps after its results beat estimates History shows higher interest rates don't always upend stocks Always on: New European flight safety guidelines allow handset connections at all times Yahoo faces pressure from investor urging AOL takeover, better management of Alibaba stake Chile enacts reform raising business taxes to fund education, hospitals US consumer outlook brightens, pushing sentiment index to 14- month high EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gets winter gas supplies from Russia, pays back debts Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL Inc..

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:50 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Economy grew at 4.6 percent rate in April-June quarter, strongest pace since late 2011 European shares edge up, Wall Street expected to rise after previous day's tumble 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears BlackBerry posts $207 second-quarter loss, smaller deficit than a year ago Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban Finish Line posts 2 Q profit, results miss Street expectations NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:46 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    Economy grew at 4.6 percent rate in April-June quarter, strongest pace since late 2011 European shares edge up, Wall Street expected to rise after previous day's tumble Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban Finish Line posts 2 Q profit, results miss Street expectations NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:39 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    Economy grew at 4.6 percent rate in April-June quarter, strongest pace since late 2011 European shares edge up, Wall Street expected to rise after previous day's tumble Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban Finish Line posts 2 Q profit, results miss Street expectations NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:32 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Economy grew at 4.6 percent rate in April-June quarter, strongest pace since late 2011 European shares edge up, Wall Street expected to rise after previous day's tumble Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban Finish Line posts 2 Q profit, results miss Street expectations NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:25 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    European shares edge up, Wall Street expected to rise after previous day's tumble Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban Finish Line posts 2 Q profit, results miss Street expectations NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:16 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    European shares edge up, Wall Street expected to rise after previous day's tumble Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban Finish Line posts 2 Q profit, results miss Street expectations NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:15 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 European shares edge up, Wall Street expected to rise after previous day's tumble 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China US Bank refunding $48 M to customers for credit card' add-ons' they never received

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:05 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 Asia stocks down, European shares drift after Wall Street stumbles on economic data 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China US Bank refunding $48 M to customers for credit card' add-ons' they never received

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 Asia stocks down, European shares drift after Wall Street stumbles on economic data 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings More legal woes for rideshare app Uber in Germany after court upholds Berlin ban NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China US Bank refunding $48 M to customers for credit card' add-ons' they never received

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:43 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 Asia stocks down, European shares drift after Wall Street stumbles on economic data 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings NYC mail carrier accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 letters, some dating to 2005 Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China US Bank refunding $48 M to customers for credit card' add-ons' they never received FBI Director Comey: Apple, Google phone encryption puts people beyond law's reach, risks lives

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:31 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 Asia stocks down, European shares drift after Wall Street stumbles on economic data 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China US Bank refunding $48 M to customers for credit card' add-ons' they never received FBI Director Comey: Apple, Google phone encryption puts people beyond law's reach, risks lives Survey finds conflicts, European economic weakness weighing on German consumers

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:30 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 Asia stocks down, European shares drift after Wall Street stumbles on economic data 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake US Bank refunding $48 M to customers for credit card' add-ons' they never received Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China FBI Director Comey: Apple, Google phone encryption puts people beyond law's reach, risks lives Survey finds conflicts, European economic weakness weighing on German consumers

  • Chiquita, Fyffes alter merger agreement Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Changes to the proposed merger between Chiquita and the Irish fruit importer Fyffes will give Chiquita shareholders a larger stake in what would become the world's largest banana supplier. Fyffes PLC shareholders will see their stake drop to about 40 percent, from more than 49 percent.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:18 a.m. EDT Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Analysts expect strong growth in spring to be followed by healthy gains in last half of 2014 Asia stocks down, European shares drift after Wall Street stumbles on economic data 5 Boston airline workers charged with using security clearances to smuggle drug proceeds Russia, Ukraine hold EU-brokered talks in gas dispute, with pressure mounting as winter nears Apple's apology for iPhone software glitch may soothe ill feelings Chiquita, Fyffes adjust merger terms to give shareholders in US company a bigger stake US Bank refunding $48 M to customers for credit card' add-ons' they never received Seeking larger share of world's largest mobile market, Intel invests up to $1.5 B in China FBI Director Comey: Apple, Google phone encryption puts people beyond law's reach, risks lives Survey finds conflicts, European economic weakness weighing on German consumers