Southwest Airlines posted its fourth quarterly deficit in the past five reporting periods, a third-quarter net loss of $16 million that was narrowed from a $120 million loss in the year-ago period, and announced that it likely will follow up its "no growth" 2009 with a flat 2010. The LCC said it would have earned a $23 million third-quarter profit absent special items, including a $27 million charge for its "early out" voluntary job reduction program and a $12 million noncash mark-to-market ...

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