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    AMR, US Airways Near Merger

    MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 18: American Airline planes are seen on the tarmac at the Miami International Airport on September 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Nearly 10 months after the airline filed for bankruptcy protection, the company announced that it will be sending out layoff warning notices to more than 11,000 employees although it expects job losses to be less than that.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    Are we ready for the world's largest airline company? US Airways Group and American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp., are a week or two away from finalizing a merger deal, according to sources. The new company could have a market capitalization of $10 billion and beat out United Continental Holdings for biggest U.S. airline traffic. The deal would pull American out of bankruptcy protection and not all ownership-splitting details have been hashed out, but it's reported that American creditors would hold 72 percent of the airline and US Airways shareholders would own the rest.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal