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Denial of Loan Request Adds to United's Woes

United Air Lines edges closer to bankruptcy after federal regulators refuse a request for loan guarantees. United officials assure ticketholders flights will continue, but the company's cash is dwindling. It now faces nearly $1 billion in debt payments. Hear from NPR's Jim Zarroli, NPR's Jacki Lyden and aviation authority Darryl Jenkins.

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Jim Zarroli
Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.
Jacki Lyden
Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.