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Alaska Air Close to Deal With DoJ on Virgin Merger

The airline industry might be on the brink of its latest high-profile merger. The planned tie-up of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) and Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) is one step closer to becoming reality, according to a recent media article. Bloomberg, citing "people familiar with the matter," is reporting that Alaska Air is close to a settlement with the Department of Justice's antitrust division that would clear the path for the merger.

Are These the 2 Best U.S. Airline Stocks?

AirlineRatings has announced its award winners forĀ 2017, and two U.S. carriers claimed top honors in key categories for the second straight year. Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) won for "Best Low Fare Carrier, Americas" while Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) got the nod in the "Best Long Haul, Americas" category.