News Summary: Japan Airlines up slightly in debut
SLOW TAKEOFF: Japan Airlines Co. capped an $8.5 billion initial public offering, the biggest this year after Facebook's, with a modest return to the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Shares rose 1 percent in the first day of trading.
PULLING OUT OF A DIVE: JAL was delisted after it went bankrupt in 2010. It has since restructured and returned to profitability. Its IPO nearly doubled what went into its government-backed bailout.
FRESH START: JAL trimmed a third of its payroll, invested in low-cost carriers, retired its big jets in favor of smaller ones suitable for regional hauls and changed its routes.