S&P 500 surpasses 2,000 for first time on takeover speculation

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above 2,000 for the first time, on signs of more corporate takeovers and stimulus for the European economy. Burger King Worldwide Inc. added 16 percent after saying it’s in talks to buy Tim Hortons Inc. and move its headquarters to Canada. InterMune…

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