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What United-Continental means for us

Sep 17, 2010
Shareholders of United and Continental airlines have been voting for a few weeks now. We're going to get the results today on whether the two will merge to create the world's biggest airline. Tony Arnold reports on what the merger would mean for the airline industry.
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United, Continental shareholders vote

Sep 17, 2010
Shareholders of United and Continental Airlines will vote on the airlines' proposed merger. Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer talks with Bill Radke about why these two airlines want to merge and how effective these types of mergers are.
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An emotional attachment... to a brand.

Sep 15, 2010
United and Continental are merging their fleets to form the world's biggest airline. The new planes will keep United's name, but use Continental's logo. Some United loyalists are mad about the logo change. But why would consumers become so attached to a brand?

United, Continental testify in Senate on merger

May 27, 2010
Continental and United CEOs are testifying before the Senate committee on the merger between Continental and United.
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Will United-Continental impact prices?

May 3, 2010
United and Continental have agreed to merge, a move that would overtake Delta's status as the world's largest airline. The airlines estimate it'll save them $300 million a year. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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United, Continental officially merging

May 3, 2010
The merger of the two carriers will create the world's largest airline in a deal worth over $3 billion. Brett Neely reports.
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United, Continental Airlines to merge

Apr 30, 2010
United and Continental Airlines have been talking about a merger for years, and now they could officially join forces as soon as Monday. The deal would create the world's biggest carrier. Jennifer Collins reports.
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Airline merger may hurt hubs

Apr 16, 2010
Continental and United are said to be in merger talks. That could be bad news for passengers in cities like Cleveland. Brett Neely reports.
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United luring Continental for merger?

Apr 16, 2010
Last week there was merger talk in the air for United and U.S. Airways, but it seems United's real target may have been Continental. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about what makes the deal so attractive for the two carriers.
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United, U.S. Airways talk merger

Apr 8, 2010
Early reports indicate United Airlines and U.S. Airways are talking about joining forces. The merger of those two would create the second-biggest airline in the country. Bill Radke explores the move with Marketplace's Amy Scott.
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