Here Comes Donald, Duck!

Comes Donald, Duck! Can American Airlines fight off Trump's $7.5 billion raid?

Nearly everyone saw an attacker on the horizon. The question was who it would be. For weeks the rumors swirled that someone might launch a takeover raid on American Airlines, the largest and most respected U.S. carrier. In August the board of American's parent company, AMR, bolstered its so-called poison-pill defenses by allowing management greater flexibility to issue new stock in order to make a takeover more expensive. The Fort Worth company also signed up the high-powered Wall Street firms Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers to develop a full-defense strategy. AMR even asked the New York Stock Exchange to investigate recent...

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