With a critical vote by shareholders for its board of directors coming tomorrow, Midwest Airlines yesterday said that second-quarter earnings will "fall short of analysts' expectations" and could dip below the $8.8 million earned in the 2006 second quarter, a revelation quickly seized upon by AirTran Holdings as supporting its attempt to acquire the Milwaukee-based carrier. Midwest Senior VP and CFO Curtis Sawyer said "softening yields" were to blame. "The shortfall is primarily attributable ...

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