Airlines Forecast Post-Merger Profits
US Airways and American Airlines said they anticipate the merged company would earn a profit of $2.6 billion this year and remain profitable through 2017, excluding one-time items.
AMR files bankruptcy exit plan in step towards merger with US Airways
NEW YORK - AMR Corp, the parent company of American Airlines, filed formal plans to exit bankruptcy on Monday, bringing its proposed $11 billion merger with US Airways Group closer to reality.
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JPMorgan CEO: ‘Work to Do’ on Controls, Compliance
NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase, the country’s biggest bank by assets, says its first-quarter earnings soared, even as revenue fell slightly. The bank made $6.1 billion in the first quarter, after stripping out payments to preferred shareholders. That was up 34 percent from the same period a year ago, when it made $4.6 billion. On a per-share basis, that amounted to $1.59. That blew away the estimates of analysts polled by FactSet, who had been expecting $1.39. Revenue and profit fell in its retail banking business, but increased in investment banking. JPMorgan funded $53 billion in mortgages, a jump of 37 percent from a year ago. But profits in the mortgage unit fell 31 percent, and the bank said profit margins were lower. Revenue was $25.8 billion, after stripping out the effect of an accounting charge. That beat analysts’ estimates of $25.7 billion, though it was down 3 percent from the same period a year ago. In many respects, it’s been a difficult year for the New York-based bank. ...
Investment Firms in Talks to Buy Frontier Airlines
Two investment firms are in discussions with Republic Airways Holdings to acquire discount-carrier Frontier Airlines in a deal that could be valued at more than $1 billion including debt, said people close to the negotiations.
Banks Pressure Kingfisher Airlines
Banks increased pressure on India's Kingfisher Airlines in an attempt to recover $2.5 billion in debt, testing liquor mogul Vijay Mallya's ability to get the carrier flying again.