Delta Air Lines reported a third-quarter net loss of $161 million, widened from a $50 million deficit in the year-ago period, blaming $212 million in special charges and a "significant revenue decline" driven by global economic weakness. Charges included an $83 million noncash hit associated with the refinancing of subsidiary Northwest Airlines' debt, $78 million in merger-related items and $51 million for employee severance. Absent the charges, DL would have posted net income of $51 ...

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