American Airlines parent AMR Corp. yesterday said it will prepay $545 million in aircraft debt in the fourth quarter as part of an effort to "buttress its financial foundation," but the company continued to contend with criticism over its declining stock price. AMR has achieved six straight quarters in the black after years of losses, but its share price has decreased by about 50% since the beginning of the year. Citigroup yesterday downgraded it from "buy" to "hold" and lowered its ...

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