PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Aug 25

Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:54am EDT
 
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Aug 25 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Companies like Box Inc IPO-BOX.N, Dropbox and Hightail pioneered a new kind of internet service that allows people and companies to store all kinds of electronic files in an easy-to-use online locker. But as often happens, the much bigger companies like Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc liked the idea so much they decided to do the same thing, at a much lower price. To tackle the price issue, Box is trying to cater to special data storage needs, Hightail is trying to do something similar for customers like law firms, and Dropbox is trying to make sure that its consumer-minded service stays easier to use than what the big guys provide. (nyti.ms/1tJr3g8)

* Burger King Worldwide Inc may be home of the Whopper. But the fast-food chain may soon start calling Canada its new corporate residence. The restaurant operator said on Sunday that it is in talks to buy Tim Hortons Inc, the Canadian donut-and-coffee chain, in a potential deal that would create one of the world's biggest fast-food chains. (nyti.ms/1qEV2D7)

* The Swiss drug maker Roche Holding AG agreed on Sunday to buy InterMune Inc, which sells a drug to treat a deadly lung disease, for $8.3 billion, as pharmaceutical companies continue to seek new products to bolster their offerings. (nyti.ms/1zpCn2L)

* Goldman Sachs Group Inc is paying its largest bill yet to resolve a government lawsuit related to the financial crisis. The bank said on Friday that it had agreed to buy back $3.15 billion in mortgage bonds from Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp and Federal National Mortgage Association to end a lawsuit filed in 2011 by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the federal regulator that oversees the two mortgage companies. The agency estimates that Goldman is paying $1.2 billion more than the bonds are now worth. (nyti.ms/VK6epu)   Continued...