Japan Airlines posted a net loss of ¥177.9 billion ($1.99 billion) for the first three quarters of its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2009, considerably widened from a ¥1.9 billion loss for the prior-year period. The result represented a record nine-month deficit for the bankrupt carrier, which said Friday it is establishing an independent investigative committee to "examine past business practices." It said in a statement that it "recognizes and is deeply apologetic for the current situation ...

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