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    1. August 26, 2014

      American Airlines pulls Orbitz fares in fee row

      Shares in both American Airlines Group and Orbitz Worldwide, the travel booking website operator, fell after the US’s...

    2. February 9, 2014

      Dealmaking is back – up to a point

      This column goes to press early, so it is written without knowledge of whether we are upon another “Merger Monday”. Deals...

    1. January 28, 2014

      American Airlines swings to profit after merger

      Profits for the companies that merged last month to form the new American Airlines Group improved nearly fivefold in 2013...

    2. December 9, 2013

      American chief pledges efficient merger

      The chief executive of the new American Airlines promised to complete the airline’s merger with US Airways quickly and...

    3. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2013

      The Closer

      FT Alphaville wishes its US readers a happy Thanksgiving holidays. FURTHER FURTHER READING - An economist chews over...

    4. November 27, 2013

      Judge clears American-US Airways merger

      The long-running effort to merge US Airways and the bankrupt parent of American Airlines looks close to success after a...

    5. November 13, 2013

      US Airways-AMR deal flies past antitrust hurdles

      When the US Department of Justice announced in August it was seeking a complete block on US Airways’ proposed $11bn merger...

    6. November 12, 2013

      Settlement unlocks US Airways-AMR $11bn deal

      US Airways expects to go ahead with its $11bn merger with American Airlines’ bankrupt parent company as early as next month,...

    7. November 4, 2013

      US air merger prospects brighten

      Prospects for the planned merger of US Airways and American Airlines’ parent company brightened considerably after Eric...

    8. October 22, 2013

      Buoyant Delta earnings leap by a third

      Shares in Delta Air Lines, one of the US’s two big legacy airlines by sales, climbed more than 4 per cent after it announced...

    9. October 2, 2013

      Monsanto falls on fourth-quarter loss

      Monsanto shares fell on Wednesday as the world’s largest seed company reported a fourth-quarter loss that was wider than...

    10. September 11, 2013

      Apple fall weighs on US technology stocks

      A slide in Apple weighed on technology stocks on Wednesday, leaving the wider US equity market mixed. Apple shares were down...

    11. August 28, 2013

      Energy sector buoys S&P 500 and Dow as oil prices advance

      Wall Street advanced on Wednesday after two straight days of declines, as a climb in oil prices lifted energy shares after...

    12. August 19, 2013

      M&A fails: pass the aspirin

      Doing deals these days seems hardly worth the headache (or the attorneys’ fees). Merger and acquisition volume has still not...

    13. August 18, 2013

      Chief of Virgin Atlantic fuels profit hopes in joint venture

      The new chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways has expressed a “high” level of confidence that the UK airline can return...

    14. August 16, 2013

      Week in Review, August 17

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tim...

    15. August 16, 2013

      Nordstrom sales suffer as shoppers’ budgets shrink

      Nordstrom fell after the department store chain joined the growing list of consumer companies reporting lower-than-expected...

    16. August 14, 2013

      Criticism of DoJ decision to block US Airways/AMR merger

      The US Department of Justice’s decision to try to block the merger of US Airways and AMR Corporation was “very wrong” and...

    17. August 14, 2013

      US airlines are ‘hyper-competitive’, trade group insists

      The airline industry remains “hyper-competitive” and airfares are a bargain, the US industry’s main trade body said a day...

    18. August 14, 2013

      Apple briefly breaks back above $500

      Tech stalwart Apple briefly broke back through the $500-a-share level on renewed hopes of a share buyback, while US indices...

    19. FT Alphaville

      August 14, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE What’s going on with China’s bad banks? We’ve been pondering for a while here how China...

    20. FT Alphaville

      August 14, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks were mixed, with benchmarks swinging between gains and losses, with positive momentum from US markets failin to...

    21. August 14, 2013

      US Airways / American Airlines

      Three cheers for the US air carriers. Ironically, the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to block the merger between US Airways...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 13, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - North American energy scene keeps getting more interesting. - The aging of America, animated. -...

    23. August 13, 2013

      Department of Justice takes wind from under airlines’ wings

      As they negotiated their complex merger plan last year, Doug Parker and Tom Horton, the chief executives respectively of US...

    24. August 13, 2013

      Yum Brands hit by poor Chinese sales

      US markets continued a slow downward trend as Yum Brands fell on new sales data that showed its Chinese business continued...

    25. August 13, 2013

      DoJ sues to block US Airways-AMR merger

      Plans to create the world’s largest airline by sales hit a potentially fatal complication on Tuesday when the US’s...

    26. August 13, 2013

      Wall St rebounds after Fed president comments

      Tuesday 21 :15 BST. Global investors welcomed positive economic data from the US and Europe but the optimism was blighted by...

    27. July 25, 2013

      Fuller aircraft and lower costs buoy United

      United Continental, the US’s biggest airline by revenue, confirmed the solid return to profitability of the country’s air...

    28. June 16, 2013

      Consolidation: Concentration of carriers puts collapse on Europe agenda

      For investors in US airlines, a near-decade of consolidation is starting to bring tangible benefits. Last month, Delta Air...

    29. June 10, 2013

      American executives out in US Airways merger

      Nearly all of the senior executives of American Airlines are due to leave the company following its forthcoming merger with...

    30. June 3, 2013

      Iata upgrades airline profit forecast

      The airline industry’s main representative body on Monday raised its profit forecast for carriers in 2013 because they are...

    31. May 8, 2013

      Delta Air Line dividend promise signals robust financial health

      Delta Air Lines underlined its growing financial strength on Wednesday when it announced that it planned to resume dividend...

    32. April 23, 2013

      Delta cuts capacity to remain in black

      Delta Air Lines, one of the US’s two biggest airlines by revenues, warned of a fall in demand in March and expected unit...

    33. April 21, 2013

      EU airline consolidation slow to take off

      After years of losses at US airlines caused by cut-throat competition in what was a fragmented market, the industry hopes it...

    34. April 12, 2013

      AMR deal on the radar despite payoff ruling

      The bankrupt parent of American Airlines on Friday insisted it planned to press ahead with its merger with US Airways and...

    35. March 27, 2013

      AMR merger moves ahead on court approval

      The proposed merger between US Airways and AMR Corporation, American Airlines’ bankrupt parent, took a significant step...

    36. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2013

      The Closer

      Flat, light-volume, US stocks. The S&P 500 closed down 0.1 per cent at 1,562.85, still looking for that record high...

    37. March 20, 2013

      Airlines on course for rise in profits

      Airlines are on course for improved profits in 2013 because of higher-than-expected passenger travel and a recovery in air...

    38. March 18, 2013

      AMR pay-off faces trustee objection

      The planned merger of US Airways and AMR Corporation, American Airlines’ bankrupt parent, has suffered a big blow after the...

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