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American, US Airways Boards Approve Merger

Directors of both companies have approved the deal, which creates a company worth about $11 billion. It will be known as American Airlines.

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Study Of Used Cars Recommends Buying Newly Launched Models

In the 2010 model year, the most dependable cars and trucks were either new to the market or had been through a major redesign, according to a study by J.D. Power and Associates. The finding contradicts the traditional stance that consumers should let carmakers work out the bugs in a new model before they buy.
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Airport Suites Offer Travelers A Place To Nap On The Fly

One company says it has a solution to long delays between flights: tiny suites where you can sleep, watch TV or work without leaving the airport. Minute Suites is currently operating in Atlanta and Philadelphia and is headed next for Chicago O'Hare and Dallas-Forth Worth.
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Maine Employment Agency Gives Convicted Felons A Second Start

A private employment agency in Maine helps convicted felons find jobs as laborers. MaineWorks employees are much less likely to re-offend than other people with criminal records.
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Obama's Call To Raise Minimum Wage Not Likely To Go Anywhere

Job market policy analysts look at the President's proposals to create jobs in his state of the union address.
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Lew Criticized For Citigroup Connection During Senate Confirmation Hearing

President Obama's pick for Treasury, Jack Lew, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for his confirmation hearing. Lew faced tough questions but is expected to be confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury.
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Obama's Call For Higher Minimum Wage Could Have Ripple Effect

President Obama is urging Congress to boost the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. But other workers who make more than the minimum, currently at $7.25 an hour, could see their pay go up too as employers adjust their pay scales.
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Carnival Apologizes For Triumph Conditions, Cancels 14 Upcoming Cruises

With the Carnival cruise ship Triumph and its 3,143 passengers now being towed to Mobile, Ala., more reports are emerging from passengers on the ship that lost engine power early Sunday. They describe a tent city on the upper deck and continuing problems with the sewage system.

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