Justice Dept. investigating potential airline price collusion

Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines are among the airlines under investigation. (AP)

Justice Department officials are looking into whether airlines are working together to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high.

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