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They're Still Just Winging It
Alitalia has crash landed in a field of Catch-22s. The majority state-owned Italian carrier, which loses about €1.2 million a day, desperately needs a government bailout to avoid bankruptcy. But any rescue plan risks a veto from Brussels on antitrust grounds. Labor Minister Roberto Maroni promises the government will sign an emergency decree this week, reportedly set to dole out €120 million to Alitalia and Italy 's smaller carriers this year. That would keep the flagship airline afloat and avert disastrous labor strife.

But even if the bailout gets...

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