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1. Amro Adds West Memphis Teacher to Walk of Fame -

Amro Music is honoring a longtime school band director in West Memphis as the latest addition to the music shop’s Walk of Fame at the entrance to its Poplar location.

Williams served as band director for West Junior High School in West Memphis for 17 years. She’s spent more than 30 years educating young musicians in Arkansas and currently holds an instrumental music administrative position for the West Memphis School District.

2. Amro Music Adds To Walk of Fame -

Dr. Sidney McKay, band director at the University of Memphis from 1975 until his retirement in 2003, has been inducted into Amro Music’s Walk of Fame.

3. Amro Music Adds to Walk of Fame -

Dr. Sidney McKay, band director at the University of Memphis from 1975 until his retirement in 2003, has been inducted into Amro Music’s Walk of Fame.

4. Amro Raises $5,000 for Memphis Symphony -

Amro Music has announced it raised more than $5,000 in a silent auction last month to help benefit the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

Amro held the auction April 15, with more than 50 items to bid on and all money going directly to the symphony. On top of that, a percentage of all piano and instrument sales done in the store that week also went toward the symphony.

5. Amro Music Picks Up Industry Distinction -

The National Association of Music Merchants is presenting Amro Music Stores Inc. with a Top 100 Dealer Award at the organization’s annual summer music trade show in Nashville in July.

6. Amro Music Picks Up Industry Distinction -

The National Association of Music Merchants is presenting Amro Music Stores Inc. with a Top 100 Dealer Award at the organization’s annual summer music trade show in Nashville in July.

7. New American Airlines Emerges as Deal Closes -

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.

8. Judge Moves Airline Merger Step Closer to Takeoff -

A federal bankruptcy judge has cleared the way for American Airlines and US Airways to complete their merger and create the world's largest airline.

The judge ruled Wednesday that this month's settlement of an antitrust lawsuit filed by the federal government didn't upset American's bankruptcy-reorganization plan, which is built around the merger. He rejected a request by a group of consumers to block the deal temporarily.

9. Airline Merger Could Bring Changes to Memphis Airport -

Delta Air Lines considers itself a “low-cost carrier” that should be able to apply for the slots and gates US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines are giving up as part of their merger settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice Department.

10. Government Reaches Agreement to Allow Airline Merger -

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.

11. US Airways Net Income Dips on Higher Taxes -

DALLAS (AP) — Higher taxes reduced US Airways' third-quarter profit, but the airline still beat Wall Street expectations on a combination of more traffic and higher average fares.

US Airways, the nation's fifth-biggest airline, pushed revenue higher by filling a larger percentage of seats. Including US Airways Express regional flights, passengers traveled nearly 5 percent more miles and they paid 4.4 percent more for every mile that they flew.

12. American Airlines Plans to Hire 1,500 Pilots -

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.

13. Airlines: Who Did DOJ Interview on Merger -

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines and US Airways want to know whom the government interviewed before it sued to block the airlines' merger, and what those people said.

The airlines say that the U.S. Department of Justice is refusing to turn over the names, claiming that doing so would reveal the thinking of antitrust lawyers who filed the lawsuit against the merger.

14. American, US Airways Extend Merger Deadline -

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.

15. Judge Approves American Airlines' Bankruptcy Plan -

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.

16. Airlines Say US Case Against Big Merger is Flawed -

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.

17. Judge: Airline-Merger Trial to Start in November -

A federal judge said Friday that the government’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways will start Nov. 25, a timetable favored by the airlines.

The U.S. Justice Department had wanted the trial to start in March, saying it needed more time to prepare for the complex case. The airlines said that such a long delay would threaten their merger.

18. Judge Likely to Approve AMR Bankruptcy Exit -

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal judge signaled Thursday that he is leaning toward approving American Airlines' emergence from bankruptcy protection but wanted more time to reflect.

"I'm finding the arguments in favor of confirmation fairly persuasive," Judge Sean H. Lane said from the bench. He could sign off on American's restructuring plan at the next hearing on Sept. 12 or in a written decision prior.

19. Fewer Airline Jobs: US Carriers Trim Ranks by 2.4 Percent -

Airline employment has dropped from last summer because of job cuts at American Airlines and regional carriers that use smaller planes.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that airlines employed the equivalent of 381,441 workers in June, down 2.4 percent from the same month last year. It's the 10th straight month of decline compared with a year earlier.

20. Government, States Try to Block Proposed Airline Merger -

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.

21. European Watchdog Approves US Airways, AMR Merger -

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.

22. US Airways Shareholders Approve American Merger -

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.

23. Airlines' On-Time Performance Falls, US Says -

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.

24. American, US Airways Name Post-Merger Leadership -

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.

25. Commission Approves AMR Ambulance Contract -

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, May 20, a five-year $1.7 million contract with American Medical Response of Tennessee Inc. for emergency ambulance service in Shelby County outside Memphis.

26. Commission Approves AMR Ambulance Contract -

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, May 20, a five-year $1.7 million contract with American Medical Response of Tennessee Inc. for emergency ambulance service in Shelby County outside Memphis.

27. Commission Approves Certified Tax Rate As Prelude To Tax Debate -

Shelby County Commissioners established a certified county property tax rate of $4.32 Monday, May 20, after much debate about what the calculation means in a reappraisal year where reappraisal values went down instead of up or staying roughly even.

28. Amro Milestone Attributed to Seasoned Staff -

For the music retailer that traces its history back to 1921 and to the second-floor Downtown studio Mil Averwater opened to give piano lessons, 2013 is a time of reflection, celebration and pride in a few impressive numbers.

29. Judge Indicates Support for American-US Airways Deal -

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.

30. AMR CEO Horton in Line for $20 Million Severance -

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.

31. American, US Airways Announce $11 Billion Merger -

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.

32. Report: AMR, US Airways Boards to Meet This Week -

DALLAS (AP) – Directors of American Airlines and US Airways reportedly plan to meet Wednesday to consider a merger.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that negotiators were still considering the makeup of the combined company's board and an exact role for the CEO of American parent AMR Corp.

33. Amro Music Makes Food Bank Donation -

Amro Music made a donation to the Mid-South Food Bank this month as part of a unique food collection.

34. Amro Music Makes Food Bank Donation -

Amro Music made a donation to the Mid-South Food Bank this month as part of a unique food collection.

35. Google Enables Virtual Tour of Amro Music -

Google has extended its Street View technology inside select shops and businesses around the country.

And the new feature, which allows users to search for a participating business and then virtually browse inside it, has started to show up in Memphis.

36. US Airways Posts Record Third-Quarter Profit -

DALLAS (AP) — US Airways turned in a strong performance during a three-month stretch that covers much of the peak summer vacation season.

Net income for the third quarter was a record $245 million, or $1.24 per share, compared with $76 million, or 41 cents per share, a year earlier, the airline said Wednesday.

37. American Airlines: Key Revenue Number Rises -

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines parent AMR Corp. said Monday that a key revenue measure rose 4 percent in September although traffic declined as the carrier struggled with widespread flight delays and cancellations.

38. American Airlines, Union Agree to Resume Contract Talks -

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines and its pilots' union have agreed to resume stalled contract negotiations.

The union also said Tuesday that it will delay releasing results of a strike-authorization vote scheduled to end Wednesday.

39. Pilots Say American Airlines Wants to Resume Contract Talks -

DALLAS (AP) – There could be progress in breaking the standoff between American Airlines and its pilots, which appears to have caused a spike in canceled and delayed flights.

American formally asked the pilots' union to resume negotiations on a new labor contract. A spokesman said the union board will meet Wednesday to decide on the next step.

40. American Airlines Signs Deal to Outsource Some Flying -

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines has agreed to outsource some of its regional flying to SkyWest Inc., part of American's plan to cut costs while it's under bankruptcy protection.

41. Creditors Expect Decision on AMR by Year-End -

DALLAS (AP) – AMR Corp.'s bankruptcy creditors expect the parent company of American Airlines to decide by year-end whether to merge with another airline or remain an independent company.

42. British Airways Considers American Airlines Stake -

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.

43. Leader of American Airlines Pilots' Union Resigns -

DALLAS (AP) – The leader of the pilots' union at American Airlines resigned Thursday after pilots rejected a concessionary contract offer that he supported.

David Bates said that the union's board asked him to step down and he agreed.

44. US Seeks $162M in Fines Against AMR, American Air -

DALLAS (AP) – Federal safety regulators are seeking up to $162.4 million in fines against American Airlines and its affiliates for alleged violations of U.S. safety standards going back several years. The sanctions would dwarf any previous penalties against an airline.

45. Amro Music Honored For Music Advocacy, Store Layouts -

Memphis-based Amro Music has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants for its contributions to music advocacy and for its merchandising and displays.

The 90-year-old family business was awarded the Support Music Local Advocacy Award for the organization’s support of local music and music advocacy. The store won the category of Best Merchandising & Display, thanks to the way it makes stores visitor-friendly by breaking its sales floors into easy-to-find sections each featuring touch-screen monitors where shoppers can learn more about the products on display.

46. American CEO Bashes US Airways; Calls it Desperate -

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.

47. AMR has Q2 Loss of $241M on Bankruptcy Costs -

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is reaping higher fares and record revenue but still losing money.

American's parent, AMR Corp., said Wednesday that it narrowed its second-quarter loss to $241 million from $286 million a year ago. The results were weighed down by the cost of AMR's bankruptcy restructuring.

48. American Offers to Drop Plans to Lay Off Pilots -

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines is offering to drop plans to furlough pilots as it seeks union approval for a long-term cost-cutting deal that would help American rebuild while under bankruptcy protection.

49. American Makes its Case Against Union Contracts -

NEW YORK (AP) – American Airlines argued before a federal bankruptcy judge Monday that its union contracts need to be changed to make the company financially stable.

The airline lost more than $10 billion in the decade leading up to its declaration of bankruptcy in November. During that same period most of its major rivals used the bankruptcy process to cut wages and benefits, which American says has left it saddled with higher labor costs.

50. US Airways Makes Deals With 3 AMR Unions -

DALLAS (AP) – US Airways has struck deals with unions at American Airlines to win their support for a possible merger of the two airlines.

The unions are angry that American is trying to cut jobs and labor costs while under bankruptcy protection. They represent 55,000 pilots, flight attendants and ground workers at American, the nation's third-largest airline

51. American Airlines' Parent Lost $1.7 Billion in Q1 -

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The parent company of American Airlines says it lost $1.66 billion in the first quarter, mostly on costs related to its bankruptcy restructuring.

AMR Corp. said Thursday that excluding bankruptcy costs and other special items, it would have lost $248 million, compared to a loss of $405 million a year ago.

52. Losses Keep Mounting at American Airlines -

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The parent company of American Airlines told a bankruptcy court that it lost $619 million last month as revenue declined from January and failed to offset major expenses like fuel and labor.

53. American Airlines Seeks to Cancel Labor Contracts -

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines is asking a bankruptcy judge to break its union contracts and impose cost-cutting terms on workers.

American said it filed the request Tuesday in U.S. bankruptcy court in New York.

54. Amro Still Strikes Chord In Music Retail Business -

When customers walk into Amro Music, they are greeted first by two mannequins in marching band uniforms.

Next, they are greeted by one of the business’s employees.

The most recent addition to the longtime music store’s welcoming committee is an exquisitely crafted Steinway piano.

55. American Airlines Aims to Cancel Labor Contracts -

NEW YORK (AP) – American Airlines will ask a federal bankruptcy judge next week to throw out its union contracts if it can't reach cost-cutting deals with labor unions.

One of American's lead lawyers in the bankruptcy case, Harvey Miller, said Thursday that the company and unions have bargained in good faith, but he doesn't expect them to reach compromises.

56. Southwest Says It Won't Make a Profit in 1st Qtr. -

DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines doesn't expect to earn a profit in the first quarter because of higher fuel costs.

Chief Financial Officer Laura Wright said Tuesday that jet fuel prices have been higher than the airline expected – about $3.50 per gallon instead of the $3.35 it had been forecasting.

57. Eagle Airline Lays Off 50 Pilots, Grounds 9 Planes -

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, plans to lay off 50 pilots as it grounds nine turboprop planes.

Eagle's most junior pilots will be furloughed on April 5 with recall rights if the airline hires pilots in the future.

58. American to Make More Room for Some Economy Seats -

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines plans to add a few roomier seats to its economy cabin and charge most passengers more for them.

Elite members of American's frequent-flier program and customers who buy full-fare coach tickets will get the perk for free, if the seats are available.

59. 2008 Model Predicts Effects of Airline Mergers -

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.

60. American Airlines Aims to Cut 13,000 Jobs -

DALLAS (AP) – The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs – 15 percent of its workforce – as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection.

61. AMR to Meet With Employees, Reports $904M Loss in Dec. -

DALLAS (AP) – Executives from American Airlines' parent company were scheduled to meet with employees Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas, to detail concessions that they want from unions under a reorganization plan. Unions expected the company to propose job cuts and either freeze or end American's pension plans.

62. Delta’s Quarterly Profit More Than Doubles -

Delta Air Lines reported its most profitable quarter ended in December in the company’s history – with quarterly profit excluding special items more than doubling from a year ago.

The Atlanta-based major carrier with a hub at Memphis International Airport reported net income excluding special items of $379 million for the last calendar quarter of 2011. The net income was $221 million better than the $158 million a year earlier.

63. Delta’s Quarterly Profit More Than Doubles -

Delta Air Lines reported its most profitable quarter ended in December in the company’s history – with quarterly profit excluding special items more than doubling from a year ago.

The Atlanta-based major carrier with a hub at Memphis International Airport reported net income excluding special items of $379 million for the last calendar quarter of 2011. The net income was $221 million better than the $158 million a year earlier.

64. Delta Shares Up on Report of Interest in AMR -

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. rose Thursday after a report that the world's second-biggest airline may try to buy American Airlines parent AMR Corp.

65. AMR to be Dropped from NYSE Trading -

American Airlines’ parent company, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, said Thursday, Dec. 29, that its stock will be dropped from the New York Stock Exchange.

The shares will stop trading on the NYSE before the opening bell Thursday, Jan. 5. The delisting includes AMR common stock and some company-issued notes.

66. AMR's American Eagle May Cut 223 Jobs in February -

DALLAS (AP) – American Eagle, the regional-flying affiliate of American Airlines, may furlough 223 Texas-based pilots and flight attendants in February as the company cuts costs under bankruptcy protection.

67. 3 Senior Executives Leaving American Airlines -

DALLAS (AP) – The exodus of top leaders at American Airlines is growing, a week after parent AMR Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection.

68. Court Blocks Large AMR Investors From Selling -

DALLAS (AP) – A bankruptcy court judge has blocked big investors from selling their stock in bankrupt American Airlines parent AMR Corp.

69. Airlines Attempt to Raise US Prices Again -

DALLAS (AP) – Major U.S. airlines are again trying to raise prices on many domestic flights.

Delta Air Lines Inc. confirmed Friday that it had raised fares to Florida, Phoenix and Las Vegas by up to $10 per round trip.

70. Most American Airlines Fliers to See Little Impact -

NEW YORK (AP) – For most of the 240,000 passengers who fly American Airlines each day, the airline's bankruptcy filing should have little noticeable impact.

American continues to operate flights, honor tickets and take reservations. It says its frequent-flier program will be unaffected.

71. American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection -

DALLAS (AP) – The parent company of American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, seeking relief from crushing debt caused by high fuel prices and expensive labor contracts that its competitors shed years ago.

72. American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection -

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines and its parent company filed for bankruptcy protection as they try to cut costs and unload massive debt built up by years of high fuel prices and labor struggles. There will be no impact on travelers for now.

73. US Airways, Delta Hike Fares by Up to $10 Per Round Trip -

DALLAS (AP) – US Airways and Delta Air Lines Inc. are raising fares on many U.S. flights by up to $10 per round trip, and other airlines are tinkering with prices too.

74. Airlines Hike Fares for 1st Time Since Summer -

NEW YORK (AP) – Holiday travelers may want to lock in airfares now, because they're going up.

Major airlines are joining in the first widespread airfare increase since early August. The hike was initiated by Delta Air Lines Inc. late Tuesday when it raised fares by $4 to $10 on roundtrip flights across most of its U.S. routes, according to Rick Seaney of Farecompare.com. Soon after, United Continental Holdings Inc. matched the increases.

75. Southwest Posts Q2 Profit of $161 Million -

DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines Co. set records for full planes, and higher fares boosted revenue as the summer vacation season kicked into high gear.

76. Stocks Mixed After Biggest Day in a Year -

NEW YORK (AP) — One day after the Dow Jones industrial average had its best day this year, the stock market is drifting between slight gains and losses Wednesday. Analysts say concerns about lifting the U.S. debt limit are trumping strong earnings from Apple and a slew of new deals.

77. Rep. Steve Cohen Travels to Mideast -

This week, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen is leading a fact-finding trip to Israel, the West Bank and Egypt.

Cohen, who recently was appointed to a commission on security and cooperation in Europe, was encouraged to visit the region by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who appointed him to the commission.

78. Government Examining Airline Ticket Distribution -

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says the government is investigating whether companies that distribute airline flight and fare information are violating federal antitrust laws.

Several airlines and two leading ticket information-distribution companies confirmed Friday that they have been contacted by antitrust officials at the Justice Department.

79. Delta, American Boost Some Air Fares by Up to $120 -

DALLAS (AP) – Delta and American are raising the price of some tickets favored by business travelers up to $120 per round trip.

Fare experts said Delta started the increase on Monday and was matched by American.

80. JetBlue Softens Bullish Q4 Revenue Forecast -

DALLAS (AP) – Airline executives are mostly optimistic that higher fares will continue to boost revenue, but JetBlue Airways warned Wednesday that ticket sales for the holiday season could be weaker than expected and lowered its outlook for the fourth quarter.

81. United, Continental Complete Combination -

United and Continental closed the deal on Friday that will create the world's biggest airline. The new carrier aims to lure business fliers who want to travel overseas while keeping fares competitive with discount carriers in the U.S.

82. Study Paints Grim Picture of New Madrid Quake -

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A study commissioned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicates that a major earthquake on the New Madrid fault would kill 3,500 people and leave millions homeless.

83. Delta Reports $256 Million Q1 Loss, Sees Q2 Profit -

ATLANTA (AP) – Delta Air Lines Inc. blamed heavy winter storms and one-time expenses for propelling it to a $256 million loss during the first three months of the year, though it said Tuesday it expects a solidly profitable second quarter as the peak summer season ramps up.

84. American Airlines Furloughing Pilots -

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines says it will furlough up to 175 pilots beginning next month because it has a too many pilots after reducing its flight schedule.

American reported Friday it sent notices to 80 pilots that they will lose their jobs at the end of February. Officials said there could be a second round of furloughs in the spring.

85. American Proposes JAL as Exclusive NE Asia Partner -

ATLANTA (AP) - American Airlines has proposed making JAL its exclusive northeast Asian partner to keep it from Delta's clutches.

American Chief Executive Gerard Arpey said Wednesday he told Japan Airlines that American will not compete for connecting passengers to other points in northeast Asia if the Japanese carrier remains American's partner in the oneworld alliance.

86. American, Partners Offer $1.1B to Japan Airlines -

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.

87. American Airlines Parent Gets $2.9B, Shifts Routes -

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.

88. American to Cut 921 Flight Attendants' Jobs -

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines is cutting 921 flight attendant jobs as it deals with an ongoing downturn in traffic and lower revenue.

The airline said Tuesday that the cuts will take effect Oct. 1.

89. American Airlines Parent AMR Posts Q2 Loss -

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines parent AMR Corp. lost more money in the second quarter as fewer people got on its planes and those who did paid lower fares than a year ago.

90. DOT Grants Antitrust Immunity to Continental -

DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday granted Continental Airlines Inc. immunity from antitrust laws, allowing it to work closely with a group of other carriers, including United Airlines, on international service.

91. Swine Flu Casts Shadow Over Economy -

LONDON (AP) - Uncertainty over the swine flu outbreak cast a shadow over the struggling global economy Monday, raising fears that that the spread of the virus could harm trade and tourism and undermine businesses just as they begin to rally.

92. Delta to Add Flights To Dallas From Memphis -

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Friday it will begin flights to and from Dallas Love Field this summer.

93. Delta Posts $794M Q1 Loss -

ATLANTA (AP) – Delta Air Lines Inc., the world’s biggest airline operator, said Tuesday it was instituting a $50 fee for most passengers to check a second bag on an international flight – a first among major U.S. carriers – as it reported a $794 million first-quarter loss from the weak economy and bad bets on fuel hedges.

94. Mixed Signals Abound, But Economy Remains Weak -

WASHINGTON (AP) - A flurry of better-than-expected bank earnings reports this week, coupled with some tentatively encouraging economic data, suggest the economy and the financial system might not be quite as sick as many had believed.

95. American Airlines Unveils Newest Jet in Fleet -

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines will add the first of 76 new Boeing jets to its fleet this week in a move that the carrier hopes will cut fuel and maintenance costs.

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft will replace about one-fourth of American's current aging fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series jets, which have been the subject of several maintenance problems in the past year.

96. US Airlines Reduced Hassle In 2008 -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. air carriers led by Hawaiian Airlines took some of the hassle out of flying last year.

The airline industry had its best performance in four years in 2008, private researchers said Monday in their annual study of airline quality, based on government statistics.

97. US Jobless Claims Rise as Retail Sales Slip -

WASHINGTON (AP) - With layoffs spreading, the number of initial claims for jobless benefits rose last week, while the total number of Americans continuing to receive benefits set a record high, the government said Thursday.

98. Bill Would Limit Antitrust Immunity for Airlines -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a House committee overseeing airlines says it should be harder for carriers to work together on setting prices and schedules.

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., introduced legislation late Tuesday to raise standards for granting antitrust immunity to airlines. He said competition among carriers is declining, resulting in higher fares, especially on routes between the United States and Europe.

99. Airline Losses for Fourth Quarter Mount -

ATLANTA (AP) - Deep capacity cuts, checked bag fees and aggressive fare sales couldn't stop the airline industry's bleeding from the impact of bad bets on fuel hedges and the drop-off in demand due to the weak economy. After more carriers posted losses Thursday, the total fourth-quarter red ink for the top nine U.S. carriers by traffic rose to $4 billion.

100. Airlines Threaten to Move Flights From Atlanta to Memphis -

ATLANTA (AP) – Airlines that do business at the world’s busiest passenger airport are playing hardball in talks over new lease agreements, threatening to move some flights to other airports – including Memphis International Airport – if they can’t maintain competitive costs on fees they pay.