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WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is examining the competitive effects of a proposed merger between Continental and United Airlines.

The department routinely examines airline deals, which may affect services and prices for consumers.

Justice Department spokeswoman Gina Talamona said Monday that the department s antitrust division is looking at the proposed transaction between these two airlines.

United Airlines has agreed to buy Continental in a $3 billion-plus deal that would create the world s largest carrier with a commanding position in several top U.S. cities.

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