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There were $3 trillion worth of corporate mergers in 2014. Comcast's proposed acquisition of fellow cable company Time Warner was the largest at $45 billion.
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December 30, 2014 This was a big year for corporate mergers, with $3 trillion worth of deals announced worldwide. Analysts say the strong acquisitive trend is expected to continue into next year.
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What's on the menu at Tim Hortons? Coffee and doughnuts -- and also sandwiches and pastries.
August 27, 2014 Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.
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A pedestrian walks past a Burger King restaurant near downtown Los Angeles.
August 26, 2014 The deal would create the third-largest fast-food company. The deal received a $3 billion financing assist from Warren Buffett.
A Burger King restaurant in Moscow. The company's Russian arm says it will extend its reach into Crimea.
April 10, 2014 A Russian franchisee had said the fast-food empire was looking to extend its rule into the disputed territory. Now, the company says stories about those comments were overdone.
Burger King has copied McDonald's groundbreaking proprietary technology known as "stacking food on food."
December 2, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Burger King's copycat burger, the Big King, which looks and tastes suspiciously like a McDonald's Big Mac.
Burger King says the new french fry has 20 percent fewer calories than its regular fries. The new "Satisfries" will cost about 30 cents more than the company's regular fries.
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September 24, 2013 The world's No. 2 hamburger chain is rolling out lower fat, lower calorie french fries on Tuesday. Executives at the company say except for their shape, customers won't be able to tell that Satisfies are lower in calories.
Angry Whopper, Angry Peter.
November 5, 2012 To honor the 55th Anniversary of the Whopper, Burger King is offering the Angry Whopper, which first debuted a few years ago. It's a spicy version of their classic burger, made with jalapenos and special sauce, and it's angry because it wishes it had done more with its life.
September 2, 2010 Burger King has agreed to be bought by a private-equity group for $3.26 billion.
December 17, 2008 As if there was any question: The scent of seduction is apparently flame-broiled.
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