What the CEOs are saying Minnesota Public Radio's Martin Moylan joined "All Things Considered's" Tom Crann to discuss the Northwest-Delta deal the first day after the annoucement.5:19 p.m.
Labor unions unhappy with Delta deal Airline executives today sketched out terms of Delta's acquisition of Northwest Airlines. But the course the merger takes is also in the hands of the people who fly the planes, carry the luggage and pour the coffee.5:24 p.m.
Loss of NWA headquarters - what does it really mean? Delta's acquisition of Northwest means the company's headquarters are slated to move from Eagan to Atlanta. Delta officials say, for now, they will keep some executive offices here and say they are committed to retaining significant jobs, operations and facilities in Minnesota. It's not yet clear what that means.5:46 p.m.
In the Loop: A eulogy for Northwest Airlines Northwest has not always been a flyers' favorite. But it is a fixture in the travel memories of millions of Americans -- especially those of us here in the Midwest. If the deal with Delta goes through, Northwest will lose its name and its Twin Cities headquarters. Minnesota Public Radio's "In The Loop" asked listeners to write their own "eulogies" to the carrier we've come to know so intimately. Terri Bly, of Mendota Heights, took up the call.6:16 p.m.
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