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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Persistent Parker nears top job at American Airlines

American Airlines CEO Tom Horton, left, and US Airways CEO Doug Parker stand in front of an airplane model bearing the new American Airlines logo after a news conference announcing the two airlines' merger. Parker is outspoken, confident, and persistent, and he is very close to being put in charge of the world's largest airline.