9/11/2013

American Airlines and US Airways Group are responding to the Justice Department's efforts to block their proposed merger over antitrust concerns, with the airlines saying the deal would benefit passengers. The Justice Department filed suit in August to stop the deal. "It is the complaint -- by interposing the heavy hand of federal and state regulation -- which will lessen competition by precluding the market from creating new and competitive flight options for passengers," US Airways said.

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