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  • WILMINGTON, Del., Aug 27- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $49 billion hostile takeover fight.

  • Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on merger Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chiquita outlined additional cost savings from its proposed merger with the Irish fruit company Fyffes as it asks shareholders to approve the deal, two weeks after it rejected a takeover bid out of Brazil.

  • Allergan reviews meeting requests in takeover bid Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    Allergan has repeatedly rejected Valeant's offers to buy the company, the latest for about $53 billion in cash and stock, saying Valeant is substantially undervaluing the company and that an independent Allergan can generate more value for shareholders.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:20 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Yellen's Jackson Hole speech to be studied for any clear hint on timing of first Fed rate hike Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:14 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Yellen's Jackson Hole speech to be studied for any clear hint on timing of first Fed rate hike Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:10 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Yellen's Jackson Hole speech to be studied for any clear hint on timing of first Fed rate hike Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:19 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks mostly higher after Wall St record close; markets await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:43 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks mostly higher after Wall St record close; markets await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:41 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:41 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks open higher after Wall St record close; investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:53 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:43 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:36 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:35 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:27 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:14 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:05 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:52 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:51 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:47 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Ford issues 2 recalls of 160,000 vehicles for safety issues