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AMR, US Airways Near Merger

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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.