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American Airlines, US Airways Expected to Announce Merger 

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- American Airlines and US Airways are expected to announce a merger this week after months of negotiations, the New York Times reports.

The merger would create the country's largest airline and would expand American's domestic network, especially in the Northeast and Soutwest, making it more competitive in the international market. It would also put the combined airline ahead of of Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, which have both grown through their own mergers in recent years, the paper says.

The new airline will be based in Dallas and will be named American Airlines, according to the New York Times.

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