PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Aug 25

Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:53am EDT
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Aug 25 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Burger King is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc, a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller's base to Canada. (

* The extremist group Islamic State captured a major air base in northeastern Syria, marking another strategic gain and an end to any presence of Syrian regime forces in the province of Raqqa. (

* Roche Holding AG agreed to buy biotech company InterMune Inc for $8.3 billion in cash, the biggest acquisition in years for the Swiss pharmaceutical giant. (

* Federal Reserve officials are signaling they are on track to start slowly raising interest rates next year, a shift that means a delicate balancing act for investors.(   Continued...