United announces US Airways deal

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The world's largest airline got even larger May 24 as United Airlines parent UAL Corp., Elk Grove Village Township, Ill., announced it would buy US Airways, Arlington, Va., in a deal estimated at $12 billion. The move allows United to pair its strength in the Midwest and West with US Airways' strength along the East Coast, the nation's most-trafficked area.

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