Northwest Airlines' first full quarter under bankruptcy protection ended Dec. 31 with a $1.31 billion loss, triple the $434 million deficit posted in the corresponding 2004 period. However, much of that difference came from reorganization charges and unusual items. Excluding those, NWA lost $387 million in the fourth quarter, just 3.7% more than the corresponding figure from the year-ago quarter. It ended the year $2.55 billion in the red compared to a net loss of $891 million in 2004. ...

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