PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Aug 27

Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:26am EDT
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Aug 27 (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.

* Israel and Hamas agreed to their first open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of military confrontation and will resume truce talks in Cairo in the coming days. (

* Burger King Worldwide Inc defended its acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc as the hamburger chain came under criticism for its effort, backed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, to move the quintessential American brand to Canada. (

* Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers agreed to invest in Snapchat at a valuation of close to $10 billion, making it one of the world's most valuable private tech start-ups.(