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American Airlines buys $200 million stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of the country's three major state-owned carriers, and expand commercial cooperation. China Southern Airlines said in an announcement Tuesday through the Hong Kong stock exchange that the purchase will...

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