United Airlines parent UAL Corp. kicked off the current reporting season yesterday with a troubling $5.35 billion net loss, reversed from a $403 million profit in 2007, and a pledge to cut an additional 1,000 positions from its roll of salaried and management employees. The company suffered a $4.44 billion operating loss, compared to a $1.04 billion profit the previous year, on a 0.3% rise in revenue to $20.19 billion that was dwarfed by a 28.9% surge in expenses to $24.63 billion. "Last ...

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