Delta Air Lines posted a second-quarter net loss of $257 million, narrowed from a $1.04 billion deficit in the year-ago period, with results for both quarters heavily affected by special charges. For the current period, $58 million in expenses related to DL's acquisition of Northwest Airlines and fuel hedge losses of $390 million pushed it into red. Absent these charges, it would have reported a net profit of $191 million. In the year-ago period, it would have earned $137 million excluding ...

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