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  • Virgin America flight attendants vote to unionize Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Flight attendants at Virgin America voted in favor of union representation, according to election results announced Wednesday. Prior efforts to unionize the flight attendants at Virgin America failed, with 59 percent rejecting a union in 2011. In this summer's election, 58 percent voted to join the Transport Workers Union of America.

  • Planning IPO, Virgin America posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Virgin America, which plans an initial public offering of stock, said Tuesday that it earned $37 million in the second quarter after losing money in the prior three months. The average fare rose 4.9 percent to $206.81, an increase of nearly $10 each way. The Burlingame, California- based airline filed last month for an IPO of up to $115 million.

  • The privately held company obtained a license to operate in Mexico earlier this year, and will use the network owned by Spain's Telefonica, the sources, who requested anonymity as the plans were still not public, said.

  • Branson, whose investment in the airline is restricted by U.S. foreign investment rules, owns a 22 percent stake in Virgin America through the Virgin Group and a hedge fund.

  • UPDATE 1-Virgin America files for U.S. IPO Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    July 28- Virgin America Inc, the low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, filed for an initial public offering of shares as it looks to expand in the recovering U.S. airline market. Branson owns a 22 percent stake in Virgin America through the Virgin Group and a hedge fund.

  • Virgin America files for U.S. IPO Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    July 28- Virgin America Inc, the low-cost airline partly owned by Sir Richard Branson, filed for an initial public offering of shares.

  • Slim's Mexico telecoms sale opens doors to competitors Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's plan to divest a chunk of his most valuable asset, phone company America Movil, could open Mexico's telecoms market as never before to rivals.

  • SEATTLE, June 25- Flight attendants at Virgin America are due to begin voting next month on whether to join a union, which would be the first at the California- based airline. Virgin America remains the last non-union airline among U.S. carriers after JetBlue pilots voted in April to organize.

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- A group of lawmakers wants the United States to press Brunei to revoke Islamic criminal laws that they say jeopardize human rights under threat of being kicked out of Pacific free trade talks.

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Flight attendants at Virgin America airlines are seeking a vote on whether to unionize, according to an official at the Transport Workers Union, in a move that could pave the way for organized labor's latest victory in the airline industry.

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Flight attendants at Virgin America airlines are seeking a vote on whether to unionize, according to an official at the Transport Workers Union, in a move that could pave the way for organized labor's latest victory in the airline industry.

  • *Uganda does not rule out Eurobond. "There has been a lot of heat and dramatisation," Maria Kiwanuka told Reuters on the sidelines of a Uganda business forum, saying she had no figures for any aid cuts. Analysts have said Uganda has become less dependent on aid for budget support in recent years.

  • April 25- Virgin America said on Friday it would offer new flights from Dallas Love Field after it was awarded two gates at that airport by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • Formula 1 racing ... for electric cars? Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    Formula E race car

    The first fully electric auto racing championship soon gets underway, as Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag tells CNBC.

  • How to run or ruin a company in 140 characters Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    *Nat Rothschild's Twitter insult becomes a global story. LONDON, April 2- When Nat Rothschild, the co-founder of troubled miner ARMS, insulted his former investment partner on Twitter last week, he showed the power of social media for business leaders seeking publicity- but also the perils of saying the wrong thing.

  • LONDON, April 1- Fuzzy guidelines on ethical investing and donors' timid response to Uganda's new anti-gay law have reassured fund managers and private equity firms about continuing to invest in the newly oil-rich country, despite worldwide criticism. The White House said it was reviewing its relationship with Uganda's government.

  • Uganda signed legislation this year which strengthened punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality"- including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive.

  • DUBAI, March 24- Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson dangled the carrot of further investment in the British airline's domestic carrier Little Red as he stepped up the campaign for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

  • Bitcoin pits the gold bugs vs the 'techno geeks' Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    One might expect Bitcoin to unite all opponents of so-called fiat currencies. But that's not proving to be the case.

  • Winklevoss twins use bitcoins to book space trip Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture.

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