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Judge Approves American-US Airways Merger

A federal bankruptcy judge signed off Wednesday on the $11 billion merger of American Airlines and US Airways, clearing the way for the forming of the world's biggest airline.

American 3Q Revenue Per Seat Mile Rises by 10.8%

American Airlines third-quarter revenue per seat mile is likely to see a double-digit increase from a year earlier, as the largest U.S. airline benefits from what appears to be a rebound in travel spending.

U.S. Airlines Got Added Lift in August

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines both reported traffic increases for August, while Continental Airlines will recall 132 furloughed pilots, further indicating that air travel is on the rebound.

Earnings Preview: United, AirTran Set to Improve

United Airlines parent UAL Corp. and AirTran Holdings will release their fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday, and both are expected to post improved results, helped by lower jet fuel costs and slower declines in demand.

Companies Most Likely to Default in 2010

The number of companies in danger of defaulting on their credit obligations will remain high in 2010 with a disproportionate number coming from the US and more than half concentrated in five key industries, according to a report from Standard & Poor%u2019s.