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Judge likely to approve AMR bankruptcy exit

NEW YORK — A judge signaled Thursday that he is leaning toward approving American Airlines’ emergence from bankruptcy protection, but he wants more time.

‘‘I’m finding the arguments in favor of confirmation fairly persuasive,’’ US Bankruptcy Court Judge Sean H. Lane said. He could sign off on American’s restructuring plan at the next hearing on Sept. 12 or in a decision sooner.

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