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Stocks closed mixed Tuesday, with the Nasdaq ending lower and the S&P failing to end above a key technical level despite earlier optimism over a meeting of EU finance ministers and a better-than-expected consumer confidence report.
AMR's Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing shows airline industry deregulation was a mistake, said former chief executive Robert Crandall.
American Airlines parent AMR files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Insight on why the company is struggling to find a cost structure that is industry competitive, with Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley Asia non-executive chairman; with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
While other industries remain mired in red ink amid the global recession, Boeing and Airbus, the two largest aircraft manufacturers, are entering a period of unprecedented growth.
Despite being profitable in 2011, the airline industry is bracing for turbulence in 2012. The combination of major tax increases and fuel prices that are widely expected to rise means there could be rougher skies ahead for the carriers. Passengers, as well, will likely face fewer frills, fewer route options and notably higher prices.
So far this year, Alaska Air Group is the only major airline to show a share price gain for the full year. Through Wednesday's close, Alaska shares were up 13 percent year-to-date.
The stock of American Airlines parent company AMR tumbled Monday, at one point falling nearly 40 percent, on renewed concerns that the carrier could be headed for bankruptcy protection.
Weighing in on the cost of Hurricane Irene, flyer miles card programs, and what's next for the airline one year after its merger with Continental has been approved, with Jeff Smisek, United Continental Holdings president/CEO, who says by Spring 2012, the merger will be complete and operate fully as one airline.
Stocks closed near session highs Monday, fueled by a merger between two big Greek banks, a better-than-expected personal spending report and as the damage from Hurricane Irene over the weekend was less than feared.
The eye of Irene made its way over the New York City Sunday, rolling directly over the borough of Queens, and though the storm unleashed intense rains and heavy winds on the city, it was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane.
The coming of Hurricane Irene may be a threat to the average person but to the airlines it's a nonevent, Dahlman Rose airline analyst Helane Becker told CNBC Friday.
Following are some of the day's biggest movers. Find out what’s going up – what’s going down and whether our traders would double down, fade or run in the other direction!
Goldman Sachs lowered expectations for Ford and JPMorgan offered a dim outlook for AMR and other airline stocks this week.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
CNBC's Melissa Francis looks at the week's top business news and investing advice, including sovereign debt plays and tech stocks.
Major airlines are out to report this week. A look ahead of the results, with Helane Becker, Dahlman Rose and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
Stocks finished more than 1 percent higher across the board Tuesday, extending the previous day's rally, amid optimism over a solution for Greece's debt crisis and ahead of the quarter's end.
Stocks ended lower Friday with the Dow and S&P closing down for the seventh week out of eight amid continuing jitters over the euro zone debt crisis.
Stocks slumped with the Dow and S&P on track for their third-straight day of losses Friday as uncertainty over the passage of a Greek austerity plan in addition to worries over Italian banks overshadowed a better-than-expected durable goods report.