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Vinod Rajpal, a US Airways worker from Washington Reagan National Airport, cheers at a Washington rally by employees of US Airways and American Airlines in support of their airlines’ merger.

U.S. Airways and American Airlines workers from 30 states rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday, urging Congress to block a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against the planned merger of the two airlines. Read more»

Arizona joined the Justice Department and five other states to block the merger of Phoenix-based US Airways with Texas-based American Airlines. The $11 billion merger would have created the nation’s largest airline, but opponents called it anti-competitive and said it would hurt consumers.

Arizona joined a Justice Department lawsuit Tuesday to block the proposed merger of Tempe-based US Airways and American Airlines, saying the merger would eliminate competition and hurt consumers with higher airfares and fewer choices. Read more»

US Airways Group Chairman and CEO Douglas Parker, left, and American Airlines Senior Vice President Gary Kennedy testify on the proposed merger of their airlines and the benefits they say it will bring consumers.

Executives from American Airlines and US Airways appeared Wednesday before a Senate subcommittee, at least the third time this year they have been called to testify on the proposed merger of their two airlines. Read more»