Posted: Aug 9, 2012 8:34 AM by KPAX News Staff
Updated: Aug 9, 2012 8:35 AM
American Airlines' pilots have rejected the company's final contract offer and analysts say many pilots hope that bankrupt American will be forced into a merger with US Airways. Some believed that ratifying the labor contract would have strengthened the position of American's management and made a merger less likely.
It was a mixed picture on Wall Street Wednesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average adding seven points while the NASDAQ dipped four points.
Toyota plans to roll out a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle in three years. It's a technology most other automakers believe is still about 10 years away from being marketable. Toyota says it will likely be sold in California first, where about 70 hydrogen fueling stations will be in place by 2015.
The Internet search engine Google will start highlighting information from people's Gmail accounts on its main results page. It's testing the feature with one million Gmail users who mush sign up to participate. It's Google's latest attempt to help users find information, tailored to them, more quickly.
Starbucks wants to make it easier for you to pay for a cappuccino with your mobile device. The coffee chain is partnering with the mobile payment start-up Square. Starting this fall, customers will be able to pay for their purchase with an app on their phone at about 7,000 Starbucks shops.
Allegiant will at least temporarily put a hold on its direct flights from Missoula to Los Angeles. The airline started offering these non-stop flights three years ago and decided to put a hold on this flight because the demand is going down.