Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

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Flight Attendants At TWA Retain Independent Union

Flight attendants at Trans World Airlines Inc. on Monday voted to remain an independent union, narrowly rejecting an alliance with the union representing cabin crews at 26 other carriers.

Attendants voted 1,198 to 1,180 to retain the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants instead of joining the Association of Flight Attendants, said Barry Schimmel, secretary-treasurer of the IFFA. The IFFA has 5,400 members. About 45 percent cast ballots Monday. Post-Dispatch TWA Gets Personal In New Marketing Pitch Trans World Airlines Inc. is taking its Internet sales one step beyond the competition, sending individualized messages to travelers interested in discounts to certain cities. TWA has sent electronic messages to more than 77,000 people who asked about the deeply discounted Internet fares it posts every Wednesday on its Web site. The weekly fare sales cover flights to a limited number of markets, during a limited time period. TWA's system allows travelers who would like to fly to certain cities to be notified electronically of Internet sale fares for that city. Post-Dispatch Limited To Close 200 Stores, Shuffle Execs Faced with weak sales and depressed earnings, the Limited Inc. on Monday announced a management shakeup and said it planned to close 200 women's stores this year. The Columbus, Ohio, apparel retailer would not comment on specific store closings or say how many people would be laid off. The company said Michael Weiss would return to president and chief executive of Express. He has been vice chairman of the Limited. He succeeds Susan Falk, who resigned. The Limited - through Express, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant, Limited Stores, Henri Bendel, Structure, Limited Too and Galyan's - operates 3,950 stores. Associated Press American Standard Rejects Tyco Offer American Standard Cos. …

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