Burger King Shares Soar on Merger Talks

Shares in Burger King and Tim Horton's jumped in pre-market trading in New York on news the two companies are talking about a friendly merger that would shave BKW's tax bill.

Ann Taylor Pressured to Sell

A big shareholder in the Ann Taylor chain sees the parent company as ripe for private equity and aggressive cost cuts.

BOC Aviation Places $8.8 Billion Boeing Order

Singapore-based BOC Aviation placed an order for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs from Boeing on Monday.

As Conference Ends, Economists Give Clashing Views

Economists left the Federal Reserve's annual conference in Wyoming with mixed messages about the economy.

Allergan Reviews Meeting Requests in Takeover Bid

Botox maker Allergan says it's reviewing shareholder requests for a special meeting to consider replacing most of its board.

Obama Urges Renewal of U.S. Export-Import Bank

President is rallying for U.S. Export-Import Bank, saying the taxpayer-subsidized bank creates jobs.

Hedge Funds Urge Faster Co-op Bank Overhaul

The Co-operative Bank is facing demands from some of its biggest shareholders to accelerate an overhaul of its operations and commercial strategy.

Dynegy Spending Billions on Power Plants

Shares of Houston power producer Dynegy soared Friday before markets opened and after it announced plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy coal and gas power plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.

McDonald's Names Another U.S. President

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.

Deere Announces New Round of Layoffs

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory, effective Oct. 20.

Gap Reports Higher Profits, India Plans

Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales.

Sears May Close More Stores as Losses Continue

Sears Holdings reported a sharp increase in losses in its second quarter Thursday and announced it may shutter more stores on top of 130 closures already underway.

Sears Holdings Loses $573 Million

Sears Holdings recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping.

Family Dollar Will Stick With Dollar Tree

Family Dollar rejected a $9.7 billion upset bid from rival Dollar General on Thursday, opting instead to stick with Dollar Tree, which agreed to acquire the company in July.

Dollar Tree Falls in Q2

Dollar Tree said Thursday its second-quarter profit tipped more than 2 percent on costs related to its planned acquisition of rival discounter Family Dollar, although shoppers spent more at its discount stores.

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