American Airlines posts record $942 million profit

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Southwest also reports $329 million in third quarter profits on Thursday as airlines benefit from mergers, lower oil prices.

GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America

Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.

Southwest reaches contract agreement with customer service agents

The Dallas-based airline is in negotiations with other union groups, including pilots, flight attendants, ramp workers and mechanics.

Construction industry having a hard time filling positions

One of the nation’s top construction trade groups calls on schools to bring back vocational trade programs as workers head to other industries.

Revenue down 25 percent at Texas Health Presbyterian since Ebola cases

Filing for bondholders says Dallas hospital has seen decline in hospitalized patients, surgeries and emergency room visits after Ebola cases, but other Texas Health Resources hospitals have been unaffected.

Star-Telegram finalizes sale of printing plant

The newspaper had been printed there since 1986. It’s now printed at the Dallas Morning News plant.

The Savvy Consumer

Help is available for seniors during Medicare open enrollment

Premium increases have been modest this year, but consumers can save money by shopping around for plans.

Sandra Baker

Fort Worth broker to head CASE’s self-storage business

Richard Minker will lead the self-storage brokerage service for CASE Commercial Real Estate Partners, which has sold more than a dozen facilities in the past two years.

Shlachter, Baker & Kaskovich

North Texas brews pick up awards at big beer festival

Grapevine Craft Brewery and Denton’s Armadillo Ale Works are among the winners at the Great American Beer Festival. Also, Fort Worth’s Burk Burnett Building in Sundance Square is 100 years old.

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