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United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. United operates a large domestic and international route network spanning cities large and small across the United States and all six continents. Measured by fleet size and number of routes, it is the third largest airline in the world. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines. Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express. United was established by the amalgamation of several airlines in the late 1920s, the oldest of these being Varney Air Lines, which was founded in 1926.

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Wall Street tumbles as U.S. virus cases climb [Video]

Wall Street tumbles as U.S. virus cases climb

Wall Street fell sharply Friday, ending a massive three-day surge after doubts about the fate of the U.S. economy resurfaced and the number of coronavirus cases in the country climbed. Fred Katayama..

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Wall St. holds gain as Senate reaches stimulus deal

Wall Street was on track for its first back-to-back daily gains since February as investors optimistically waited for movement on the Senate's $2 trillion economic stimulus package to battle damage..

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U.S. airlines seek $50bln government bailout [Video]

U.S. airlines seek $50bln government bailout

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Stocks stage furious rally after national emergency declared [Video]

Stocks stage furious rally after national emergency declared

Wall Street catapulted at the end of Friday's session, closing with a daily gain of more than 9% after President Trump took a step toward tackling the coronavirus outbreak. Conway G. Gittens has the..

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Dow plunges 10% in worst day since '87 crash [Video]

Dow plunges 10% in worst day since '87 crash

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U.S. airlines ditch 2020 forecasts

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Airlines battle to survive as planes fly empty [Video]

Airlines battle to survive as planes fly empty

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How Airlines Are Changing They Way They Hand Out Drinks On Planes [Video]

How Airlines Are Changing They Way They Hand Out Drinks On Planes

US airlines have already been hit hard by rising coronavirus outbreaks around the word. Now, Reuters reports airlines are stepping up measures to guard against the spread of coronavirus through..

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Stocks decline but post weekly gain [Video]

Stocks decline but post weekly gain

U.S. stocks fell for the third time this week on Friday due to coronavirus fears but two strong rallies earlier in the week put the major indices in the plus column for the week. Conway G. Gittens..

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Southwest Airlines coronavirus warning spooks Wall St. [Video]

Southwest Airlines coronavirus warning spooks Wall St.

Shares of airlines and cruise ship operators were sharply lower on Thursday after Southwest Airlines warned bookings are down because of coronavirus fears and a cruise ship with sick passengers was not..

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Stocks plunge as virus fears hit California [Video]

Stocks plunge as virus fears hit California

Stocks on Wall Street tumbled Thursday as the swift spread of the coronavirus led California to declare an emergency. As Fred Katayama reports, travel-related stocks took a hit.

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'It's safe' to fly: Trump with airline execs [Video]

'It's safe' to fly: Trump with airline execs

President Donald Trump met with U.S. airline executives at the White House on Wednesday to discuss measures being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Wall St slump deepens on U.S. coronavirus warning [Video]

Wall St slump deepens on U.S. coronavirus warning

Stocks tumbled for a fourth straight session and bond yields set historic lows after the CDC warned the coronavirus is likely to break-out in the U.S. Conway G. Gittens has the full market reaction.

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Passenger describes flight 'with suspected coronavirus case' [Video]

Passenger describes flight 'with suspected coronavirus case'

Andy West, a passenger on United Airlines flight 901 from San Francisco to Heathrow, was told there was a "suspected case of coronavirus on board". In an interview with ITV Meridian, he said the..

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United warns of cash bleed, empty planes even after more schedule cuts

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United to slash flights by 50 percent as bookings evaporate amid coronavirus: "It's getting worse''

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United Airlines Co said late Saturday it would begin cutting flights to the United Kingdom after Washington expanded travel restrictions to Britain and Ireland, and Southwest Airlines moved toward..
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No more Biscoff cookies: United Airlines subs in Oreo Thins as complimentary snack

United Airlines announced they will serve Oreo Thins on all mainline and United Express flights as an on-board snack, replacing Biscoff cookies.
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U.S. airlines extend China flight cancelations into late April

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Coronavirus outbreak: United, American suspend flights to and from Hong Kong

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American pilots union sues to stop China flights amid coronavirus outbreak; United extends cuts

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