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  • An American Airlines plane (left) and a USAirways jetliner at Dallas-Fort Worth.

    *Adj Q2 profit of $1.98 a share compares with $1.95 estimate. American, the largest airline by traffic, which was formed from the late 2013 merger of US Airways and AMR Corp, declared a dividend of 10 cents a share for shareholders of record Aug. 4.

  • American Airlines boosts profit on higher revenue Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— Profit and revenue are up at American Airlines, and the company will share some of the gains with shareholders. American Airlines Group Inc. said Thursday that it earned $864 million in the second quarter, up from the $507 million that American and US Airways earned separately a year ago, before their merger.

  • Jet carrying 116 people vanishes over west Africa Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    An Air Algerie jet is shown at Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport.

    A commercial jetliner carrying 116 people disappeared over west Africa after losing contact with air traffic controllers. NBC News reports.

  • July 24- Union Pacific Corp, the largest publicly traded U.S. railroad, reported a 17 percent rise in quarterly profit, mainly due to higher shipments of agricultural products and coal. Coal is Union Pacific's largest cargo in terms of volumes. Union Pacific has benefited from a rise in grain shipments meant for export to Mexico and China.

  • United Airlines posts 2Q profit, reversing 1Q loss Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    CHICAGO— United Airlines is making money after a slow start to the year. The airline's net income in the second quarter hit $789 million, topping Wall Street expectations and marking a turnaround from the first quarter when United was the only major U.S. carrier to report a loss. Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. rose $1.18 to $46 in premarket trading.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:11 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    French official: Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanishes over northern Mali Flush with 2 Q profit, American Airlines will pay its first dividend to shareholders since 1980 General Motors 2 Q profit falls 85 pct., drained by massive recall costs Ford's second quarter net income up 6 percent to $1.3 billion as Europe makes money again Caterpillar 2nd- quarter profit climbs, revenue falls; lifts full-year earnings forecast World shares subdued despite China manufacturing as reports say EU mulls new Russia sanctions Survey finds eurozone economic growth picking up in July but faces uncertainty from Ukraine Applications for US jobless aid likely rose last week; layoffs still at pre-recession levels New home sales expected to slow in June Dunkin' 2 Q profit increases 13 percent

  • American Airlines not ready to resume Israel flights Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    "We have to make sure, as all airlines do, that conditions are indeed stable," CEO Doug Parker told CNBC on Thursday.

  • July 24- American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it will pay its first dividend since 1980 and buy back stock as it reported higher second-quarter earnings. American, the largest airline by traffic, formed from the late-2013 merger of US Airways and AMR Corp, declared a dividend of 10 cents a share for shareholders of record Aug. 4.

  • American Airlines to pay first dividend since 1980 Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines says it will pay its first dividend since 1980.. American Airlines Group Inc. made the announcement as it reported net income of $864 million in the second quarter, up from $220 million a year earlier. Southwest Airlines pays one, and Delta Air Lines restored its dividend last year.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:48 AM ET

    BERLIN— Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. The European Aviation Safety Agency late Tuesday said it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed into houses on the Penghu island chain in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China late Wednesday, authorities said. The plane was on a flight from the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.

  • July 24- Insurers are expected to hike war risk premiums for airlines following losses due to global conflicts, including the downing of a Malaysia airplane over Ukraine, insurance rating agency A.M. Best Company said on Wednesday.

  • Global instability will help these stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    Global conflicts are going to sustain defense spending by governments, which will benefit defense contractors, one analyst said.

  • *Israel rejects comparisons with Ukrainian disaster. *Israel offers desert airport as alternative. JERUSALEM, July 23- Israel tried on Wednesday to get U.S. and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets.

  • FAA extends Tel Aviv flight ban another 24 hours Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    Passengers on line for security control before departure at the Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv July 22, 2014.

    US aviation authorities on Wednesday extended a ban on US airlines flying to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours.

  • *Adjusted profit $1.04 a share vs estimate of $1.03. July 23- Delta Air Lines reported a higher-than-expected second-quarter profit as it flew fuller planes and enjoyed higher passenger revenue in the United States, boosting its shares by 3 percent.

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