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The merger with US Airways announced today will make American Airlines the top carrier at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. According to current schedules and last year’s passenger counts, American and US Air have 32 percent of the RDU market, with 62 daily nonstop flights between 10 airports and RDU.

Modified: 02/14/13 11:41:13 AM

DirecTV, the country's largest provider of satellite TV services, beat Wall Street estimates for the fourth quarter, propelled by business operations as well as asset sales and one-time tax benefits.

Modified: 02/14/13 11:36:24 AM

The nation's natural gas supplies fell last week, the government said Thursday.

Modified: 02/14/13 11:16:38 AM

Barnes & Noble Inc. shares fell Thursday after the retailer said that it expects losses from its Nook e-reader business to be larger in 2013 than last year.

Modified: 02/14/13 11:36:24 AM

Online retailer Amazon says it will investigate reports that temporary staff at its logistics centers in Germany were subjected to a climate of intimidation.

Modified: 02/14/13 11:11:44 AM

Merck & Co. has agreed to pay $688 million to settle two lawsuits brought by investors who alleged the drugmaker delayed releasing bad news on its blockbuster cholesterol drugs to prevent a drop in sales.

Modified: 02/14/13 10:41:23 AM

The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage was unchanged for a second week, remaining near historic lows. The average rate on the 15-year mortgage also stayed the same. Low mortgage rates are helping to strengthen the housing recovery.

Modified: 02/14/13 10:46:52 AM

Chrysler is recalling 278,000 pickup trucks and SUVs to fix a problem that can cause the rear axles to lock up unexpectedly.

Modified: 02/14/13 10:16:39 AM

Stocks fell early Thursday as a slowdown in Europe overshadowed a flurry of mergers in the U.S.

Modified: 02/14/13 09:56:30 AM

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, an indication that hiring could improve at a faster pace. Weekly unemployment aid applications fell 27,000 last week to 341,000. That's a level consistent with steady job growth.

Modified: 02/14/13 09:51:36 AM

Dolby is ready for its first date with Oscar.

Modified: 02/14/13 08:56:27 AM
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http://www.dolbytheatre.com/
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http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell by 27,000 last week, an indication that hiring could improve.

Modified: 02/14/13 09:51:45 AM

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