Continental Airlines said it will not merge with another airline, squelching speculation that it was interested in a tie-up with United Airlines, which conversely said that it would "pursue all options" and reportedly is in talks with US Airways about a possible combination. The recent merger agreement announcement between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines (ATWOnline, April 25) rendered NWA's "golden share" in CO void and allowed the Houston-based carrier to pursue a merger of its own. ...

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