Out of Bankruptcy, Northwest Returns to NYSE

Northwest Airlines celebrated its exit from bankruptcy on Thursday with a return to the New York Stock Exchange. Thirteen employees and Northwest Airlines President and CEO Doug Steenland rang the inaugural bell, followed by Steenland being the first to buy the new stock under the "NWA" ticker symbol. "Going forward, we intend to build on our core assets and increase our focus on our customers and employees," Steenland said in a statement. "We plan to spend at least $50 million during the year on product enhancements that we believe our customers will value." Visit [www.nwa.com].