The merger of US Airways and American likely will mean that one of two flight attendant unions must go, and the American union is twice as big as the US Airways union.
Boeing plans to sell 225 new aircraft to Middle Eastern customers who likely will take traffic from its European customers, and who operate three hubs within a few hundred miles of each other.
Boeing shares reached an all-time high on Monday following the biggest commercial aircraft launch in history. But the 777X won't be delivered until 2020, the defense outlook is grim and the 787 stock bounce seems over.
Ford abandoned the Ranger in 2011, leaving the mid-size pickup segment primarily to Toyota. GM is now stepping back in.
Boeing's unprecedented success with its 777X rollout has led the company to display hubris in negotiations with labor and Washington.
Boeing booked nearly $100 billion in orders for its 777X and Airbus inks deals for about half that amount as carriers in the Middle East look set to expand.
Shares in the new American Airlines will trade under the symbol AAL.
US Airways and American can merge, but they will lose 44 of 51 American departures at Reagan National.
Ford is ramping up global production and needs to global economic growth to keep pace.
American and US Airways gave up National Airport slots they would have liked to keep, but now their merger is done before Thanksgiving.