Northwest Airlines earned $244 million in net income for the third quarter, its first full reporting period out of bankruptcy protection, significantly reversing a net loss of $1.2 billion in the year-ago quarter when it was operating under Chapter 11. President and CEO Doug Steenland hailed the "remarkable turnaround" and said the "strong performance makes it possible for us to continue to invest in the airline so that we can enhance shareholder value." One possible way of growing ...

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