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American Airlines

Nov 27, 2013 — The bankruptcy court ruling comes 15 days after the Justice Department said it would settle its lawsuit that had sought to block the airline deal.
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Nov 12, 2013 — The companies expect the merger to be complete next month. Under the settlement, American and US Airways agreed to give up slots at key airports around the country.
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Aug 13, 2013 — The merger would create the country's largest airline, but the Justice Department says it would violate antitrust law.
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Feb 13, 2013 — Directors of both companies have approved the deal, which creates a company worth about $11 billion. It will be known as American Airlines.
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Feb 1, 2012 — The company, now in bankruptcy protection, would eliminate as many as 16 percent of its jobs. "But we will also preserve tens of thousands of jobs that would have been lost if we had not embarked on this path," CEO Tom Horton says.
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Dec 9, 2011 — On today's podcast, we try to answer the question — why do airlines keep going bankrupt?
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Nov 29, 2011 — Weighed down by losses, a weak economy and the ripple effects of Europe's financial crisis, the company is looking to reorganize. It says operations will continue as normal.
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Oct 3, 2011 — As fears spread that American Airlines may be headed for bankruptcy proceedings, shares in the airline's parent company, AMR Corp., plummeted by 41 percent before closing at $1.98 Monday — a 33 percent drop in its value.
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Jul 20, 2011 — The order for at least 460 "narrowbody" passenger jets is split between Boeing and Europe's Airbus. The planes are to be delivered between 2013 and 2022. And American has options on 465 more. Financing the first 230 alone will total $13 billion.
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Aug 26, 2010 — The FAA wants to fine American Airlines $24.2 million fine, saying it failed to fix MD-80 problems.
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