TODAY: How will world's largest airline merger impact you?

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Today: U.S. Airways and American Airlines merge

It's official. The merger of these two airlines will go forward as planned. It's a transaction we've been watching closely for you. Many feel we'll get hit with less competitive air fares as a result. We'll tell you what's happening today putting this merger in the national spotlight.

Also, President Obama will leave for South Africa today. He's one of several world leaders traveling to the country to honor Nelson Mandela. But security is a big issue since so many high-profile dignitaries will be there. We'll tell you how the military is taking action.


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