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AMR-US Airways Seen Ceding Little in U.S. Suit Settlement

When the U.S. Justice Department went to court to block the American Airlines-US Airways Group Inc. merger, antitrust chief Bill Baer signaled he was gearing up for an all-or-nothing fight.

Stopping the deal, he said, was “the right outcome for consumers.” The Justice Department hadn’t mapped out fixes that would salvage the combination, he told reporters on an Aug. 13 conference call.