Bowing to domestic political pressure exacerbated by the Democrats' rise to power in last month's midterm elections, the US Dept. of Transportation yesterday abandoned its 13-month effort to ease restrictions on foreign control of domestic airlines, delivering a setback to a potential open skies agreement with the EU. One week after a group of House aviation and transportation committee members sent a letter to the White House warning that imposing the rule "in the face of bipartisan ...

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