Northwest Airlines may face an additional hurdle on its way toward a merger with Delta Air Lines. While NWA's hometown paper, the Star Tribune, quoted a source calling the merger agreement "ready to sign" as soon as the respective pilot unions resolve issues concerning seniority, Reuters reported that $445 million in loans and lease concessions provided to NWA prior to its exit from bankruptcy are contingent upon its maintaining a hub and headquarters in Minnesota. "They have a legal ...

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