Transportation Sec'y Foxx: 4 airlines under investigation for price-gouging after Amtrak crash

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving four airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after an Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

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Foxx tells reporters the Transportation Department sent letters to the airlines seeking information on Friday.

The four airlines are Delta, American, Southwest and JetBlue.