Soaring fuel prices and low-fare competition combined to push AMR Corp. into the red for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 as the parent of American Airlines reported a net loss of $153 million for the period, narrowed from a $214 million deficit last year. The current-period loss was inflated by $58 million in special items and an $80 million charge owing to a contract termination mitigated, by a $22 million credit for the reversal of an insurance reserve. Excluding special items from both ...

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