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Sunday 31 January 2016
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Active Stocks Stories: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV), United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL)

On Monday, Shares of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), lost -3.50% to $0.141.

Ascent Solar Technologies, declared the Company’s EnerPlex brand has launched a retail partnership with eBags, the world’s most trusted online destination for bags and all things travel.

Peter Cobb, EVP and co-founder of eBags said, “At eBags we continually strive to improve the travel experience. Our customers want to stay connected no matter the journey or destination, and our partnership with EnerPlex provides the perfect solution for the traveler who ventures off the grid but needs to remain powered up.”

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a development stage company, designs and manufactures photovoltaic integrated consumer electronics; and portable power applications for commercial and military users. The company offers Surfr, a battery and a solar case for the Apple iPhone 4/4S smart phone, in addition to for the Samsung Galaxy S III smart phone; EnerPlex Kickr, a portable solar charging device; and EnerPlex Jumpr, a portable power bank.

Shares of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV), declined -2.53% to $41.97, during its last trading session.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) recently declared a new tentative agreement with Transport Workers Union Local 555, the union that represents more than 12,000 Southwest Ground Operations, Provisioning, and Cargo Agents. The Union’s Executive Board reviewed an Agreement in Principle that negotiators reached December 23rd and decided to conduct a ratification vote that could end more than four years of negotiations.

The Company said that the new contract not only improves wages and benefits, but it also enhances Southwest’s competitive standing within the industry.

“I am grateful to the Company and Union negotiators who shaped this agreement,” said Vice President Ground Operations Steve Goldberg. “We wanted a rewarding contract that our Employees would support, in addition to one that supports our Company’s low-fare structure and growth opportunities, and we believe this agreement achieves those objectives.”

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide planned air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2014, it operated 665 Boeing 737 aircraft; and had 12 Boeing 717 aircraft.

Finally, United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL), ended its last trade with -2.95% loss, and closed at $55.61.

Readers of Global Traveler voted United’s MileagePlus loyalty program the Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program in the world for 2015, marking the twelfth successive year that MileagePlus has received the award. Global Traveler readers who take partd in the 2015 GT Tested Reader Survey bestowed United with the honor, affirming MileagePlus’ position as the industry’s leading loyalty program.

Global Traveler readers also selected United as the Best Trans-Pacific Airline and, for the second straight year, named MileagePlus the Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program. Thomas F. O’Toole, United’s senior vice president, chief marketing officer and president of MileagePlus, accepted the honors at the annual Global Traveler awards dinner in Beverly Hills, California, earlier this month.

“The 2015 Global Traveler awards, voted on by savvy travelers worldwide, recognize our ongoing commitment to advancing United’s service to our customers,” said O’Toole. “We are particularly gratified that readers voted MileagePlus as the Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program in the world for the twelfth successive year, which attests to our continued development of the industry’s top loyalty program.”

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its auxiliaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with about 118 seats, and its regional operations. The company operates an average of about 5,000 flights a day to 352 airports.