Shares in Airbus nosedived Dec. 20 after reports surfaced that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating the company’s use of middlemen in jetliner sales. Airbus could be forced to pay penalties as high as several billion dollars or face a criminal ruling as a result of the probe, according to French newspaper Le Monde. DOJ did not respond to a query requesting confirmation of the investigation, but Airbus gave ATW a statement Dec. 20 in which it said it was ...

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