Airline merger - the Justice Department’s strange move

  • Article by: Chicago Tribune Editorial
  • Updated: August 17, 2013 - 6:05 PM

The Justice Department has made a stunningly bad decision to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The feds say the lawsuit filed last week alleging antitrust violations is intended to preserve competition in the airline industry. It is more likely to crush one or both airlines and stagger the industry.

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