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How The American-US Airways Merger Might Affect You

A combined company worth $11 billion would become the largest U.S. airline. By creating a robust route structure with hundreds of destinations on four continents, the two carriers may be able to attract more frequent fliers, improve service and boost revenues. But what happens to fares is uncertain.
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Heinz

Warren Buffett is teaming up with another big investor in the $28 billion deal. Berkshire Hathaway has been looking for places to invest, with other recent deals involving consumer icons Coca-Cola and Mars.
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Warren Buffett Puts Heinz In His Pantry

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway already owns Dairy Queen. Brazil's 3G Capital, which is part of the deal to buy Heinz, already owns Burger King.
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Jobless Claims Fell By 27,000 Last Week

The decline looks like another sign that the labor market is slowly, steadily, improving.
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American, US Airways Announce Merger

American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's biggest airline. For more on the merger.
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Retirement Accounts Got Healthier Last Year

The nation's largest administrator of 401(k) accounts says the average account balance grew by 12 percent last year. Two-thirds of that growth is attributed to the surging stock market. The other factor is increased contributions from workers and their companies.

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