American Airlines ( AMR) is trending as reports indicate the airline is likely to merge with US Airways ( LCC) as early as next week. According to reports, the board of at American Airlines' parent company, AMR, is scheduled to meet on Monday to consider the agreement. According to speculation, US Airways CEO Doug Parker is expected to head the new airline, which will retain the American Airlines name and will most likely stay headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. AMR CEO Tom Horton will likely be given a seat on the board. The two companies have been exchanging financial information for months to consider whether a merger would make sense. The US Airways board still needs to consider the merger, and the judge overseeing AMR's bankruptcy also needs to approve any agreement.
Credit Suisse ( CS) is another popular search. The bank returned to profit in the fourth quarter, though its revenue and net profit missed expectations. The Swiss bank cut costs by 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.2 billion) in 2012 and said it aims to cut costs by another 10% to 4.4 billion francs by the end of 2015. The cost cutting and reduction of riskier assets have helped the bank meet stricter regulations.
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