Delta Air Lines reported a third-quarter net loss of $50 million, reversed from net income of $220 million in the year-ago period, a result CEO Richard Anderson referred to as "a modest loss considering costs related to fuel prices. DL said that its loss absent special items would have been $26 million, reversed from a net profit of $363 million on a similar basis last year. Anderson said he expects the carrier's merger with Northwest Airlines to close in the current quarter and claimed that ...

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