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American, US Airways merger clears another hurdle
American, US Airways merger clears another hurdle

A deal announced nine months ago to merge two of the nation's biggest carriers to create the world's largest airline has cleared another key hurdle. The merger of American Airlines and US Airways received approval Wednesday from the U.S. bankruptcy court that had been overseeing the bankruptcy of American's parent company, AMR Corp. The announcement comes two weeks after the airlines cleared another huge roadblock: They reached a settlement agreement to end an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. In New York, Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane approved the merger, including the conditions set under the Justice Department settlement. To settle the...

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