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1. Government Reaches Agreement to Allow Airline Merger
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world's biggest airline.
The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the size of the merger at Washington's Reagan National Airport and in other big cities.
2. US Businesses Worry About a Prolonged Shutdown
- Thursday, October 03, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – As the government's partial shutdown enters a second day, most companies across the country are doing business as usual. Yet concern is rising that a prolonged shutdown would cause some work at private companies to dry up and consumers to lose faith in the U.S. economy.
3. American Airlines Plans to Hire 1,500 Pilots
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines says it will hire 1,500 new pilots over the next five years and offer jobs to the remaining pilots who are still furloughed.
American said Monday that it would begin posting the new jobs this week and hire 45 to 50 pilots per month through next summer. It has already started hiring 1,500 flight attendants.
4. American, US Airways Extend Merger Deadline
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – US Airways and American Airlines are extending their merger deadline by at least a month to wait for the outcome of an antitrust lawsuit filed by the federal government.
5. Judge Approves American Airlines' Bankruptcy Plan
- Friday, September 13, 2013
DALLAS (AP) – A federal judge has approved American Airlines' plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection and merge with US Airways, although the airlines must still resolve a lawsuit filed by the federal government seeking to block the merger.
6. Airlines Say US Case Against Big Merger is Flawed
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines and US Airways say that the government's opposition to their planned merger shows that it doesn't understand the airline industry.
The Justice Department and several states sued last month to block the merger, on the grounds that it would hurt consumers.
7. Government, States Try to Block Proposed Airline Merger
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government is trying to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would cause "substantial harm" to consumers by leading to higher fares and fees.
8. European Watchdog Approves US Airways, AMR Merger
- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
AMSTERDAM (AP) – European authorities have cleared US Airways Group Inc.'s proposed merger with American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp. – on the condition that they give up one slot at London's Heathrow airport and take steps to foster competition on the London-Philadelphia route.
9. US Airways Shareholders Approve American Merger
- Monday, July 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – US Airways shareholders overwhelmingly approved a proposed merger with American Airlines, bringing the companies closer to creating the world's biggest airline.
The main hurdle now is a review by antitrust regulators at the U.S. Department of Justice. Concerns have been raised about the merger's impact on airfares, and the combined airline's potential dominance at Washington's Reagan National Airport.
10. Airlines' On-Time Performance Falls, US Says
- Friday, June 14, 2013
The nation's airlines struggled to stay on schedule in April, with nearly one in four flights arriving late, according to new government figures.
The airlines blamed furloughs of federal air traffic controllers and bad weather. A nationwide computer outage at American Airlines added to the slowdown.
11. American, US Airways Name Post-Merger Leadership
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
DALLAS (AP) – The new American Airlines will have more top executives from smaller but more successful US Airways than from the current American.
Five US Airways executives will follow their current CEO, Doug Parker, when he takes control after the airlines complete their proposed merger. Three executives from American parent AMR Corp. were named to the new company's leadership team.
12. Judge Indicates Support for American-US Airways Deal
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – A federal bankruptcy judge signaled his support for the $11 billion merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
But Judge Sean H. Lane deferred giving his official blessing until he could further consider the timing of a severance package for outgoing American CEO Tom Horton.
13. AMR CEO Horton in Line for $20 Million Severance
- Monday, February 18, 2013
Tom Horton won't get to lead the new American Airlines after it merges with US Airways, but he'll get a going-away prize of nearly $20 million.
14. American, US Airways Announce $11 Billion Merger
- Friday, February 15, 2013
DALLAS (AP) – US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work.
Planes need painting. Frequent flier programs have to be combined. And the new airline will still be weak in Asia and need to win back business travelers who have been drifting away to other airlines.
15. British Airways Considers American Airlines Stake
- Monday, September 03, 2012
British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group says that it has signed a non-disclosure agreement with American Airlines, allowing it to look at the company’s books.
Foreign investors are prohibited from owning more than 25 percent of a U.S. airline. The two airlines already have a joint business agreement for flights across the Atlantic Ocean and were founding members of the OneWorld frequent flier alliance.
16. American CEO Bashes US Airways; Calls it Desperate
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
BOSTON (AP) – American Airlines CEO Tom Horton wants to set the record straight: It was he who approached US Airways CEO Doug Parker about the possibility of combining the two airlines, not the other way around.
17. 2008 Model Predicts Effects of Airline Mergers
- Friday, February 03, 2012
Two years ago, a trio of economics professors at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, checked in on a model they built in 2008 to measure and predict the long-term effects of U.S. airline mergers on specific markets, including Memphis.
18. Whitehead Promoted At Obsidian
- Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Thomas Whitehead has been promoted to account manager at Obsidian Public Relations.
Hometown: Brandon, Miss.
19. Wopat Presents Evening of Jazz at BPACC
- Monday, February 15, 2010
For St. Valentine’s Day weekend, the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) is bringing a well-known face from a popular early-1980s television series, but audiences may be surprised to find his talent isn’t limited to acting.
20. American, Partners Offer $1.1B to Japan Airlines
- Friday, December 04, 2009
TOKYO (AP) - American Airlines upped the ante in the tug-of-war over Japan Airlines, vowing Thursday to lead a $1.1 billion investment in the struggling carrier to prevent it from falling into the orbit of rival Delta.
21. American Airlines Parent Gets $2.9B, Shifts Routes
- Friday, September 18, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - American Airlines' parent company said Thursday it is taking on significant new debt at a time when revenues are being hammered, but the $2.9 billion in cash and fresh financing it raised should quiet concerns – for now – that it is in danger of a cash crunch and a bankruptcy filing.
22. Exec: American's US Capacity Reductions Permanent
- Thursday, September 11, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Despite the big drop in fuel prices over the last two months, domestic capacity reductions American Airlines has been making are permanent, Chief Financial Officer Tom Horton said Tuesday as he also suggested that the industry could see more consolidation in the future.
23. Tangled Web Snags Ford and Lee, Both Indicted for Bribery and Other Offenses
- Friday, July 13, 2007
The newest corruption charges against Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford include not only a new codefendant, former Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW) President Joseph Lee. They also include a case that appears to be built in large part on Ford's public record as an elected official.
- Friday, June 29, 2007
Memphis University School (MUS) is hosting "Windows of Life," a play by Tom Horton, through Sunday at MUS Hyde Chapel. Show times are 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 and seating is limited. Call 260-1300 for tickets.
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts its Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Andy Dolich, president of business operations for the Memphis Grizzlies, will speak on "What the Grizzlies Mean to Memphis and the NBA Draft." Cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to Tunga Lee at 543-3571.
- Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Talk Shoppe will hold an Open Microphone Discussion at its meeting today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive.
The Little Tea Shop will host a book signing of "Poetry and Memoirs" by Sylvia Abraham Holder, mother of Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder, today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 69 Monroe Ave.
27. Archived Article: Law Focus (haltom)
- Thursday, June 29, 2000
Association takes time to honor heroic lawyers Association takes time to honor heroic lawyers By Bill Haltom Special to The Daily News On June 20, the largest crowd ever for a Memphis Bar Association event assembled in the Continental Ballroom of th...
28. Archived Article: Real Fcs (arlington) L
- Tuesday, March 23, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Arlington: A final frontier Attention from builders and home buyers is turning yesterdays sleepy railroad outpost into todays rapidly expanding suburban community By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Builders and homebuyers all agree: ...
29. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 10, 1997
March 10 March 10 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be Shirley Jones, past president of the state division of PSI. The cost is $13. For more information, call Nathal...