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Flight attendants from American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) rejected a five-year contract that will force the airline and its employees into arbitration. The contract, which would have been the first since the company's merger with US Airways, missed acceptance by just 16 votes out of more than 16,000. The binding arbitration meeting is set for Dec. 3. Shares of American Airlines were down more than 1.5% in pre-market hours.