U.S. sues to stop American Airlines-US Airways merger

The Justice Department has sued in U.S. District Court to block a proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, a combination that would create the world's biggest airline. The merger would give four carriers control of more than 80% of commercial air travel in the U.S. "It looks pretty bad for consumers," said William Baer, assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's antitrust division.

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