Italian Premier Romano Prodi yesterday told union leaders that the situation at Alitalia is "completely out of control" and that the government will come up with a plan by Jan. 31 to save the ailing flag carrier, likely through some sort of international alliance or merger, according to press reports. Prodi's office reportedly confirmed the latter in a statement following the meeting, which was prompted by AZ's admission last week that its new business plan and recent recapitalization will ...

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