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Northwest Speeds Jet Deliveries: The airline said a new agreement calls for speeded-up acquisition of 15 Boeing jetliners. Northwest Airlines Corp. will take delivery of 15 Boeing 757s this year and next that had been scheduled for delivery in 1997-98. Delivery of 25 Boeing 757s that had been scheduled for 1998 through 2000 will be delayed until after 2000. The agreement allows Northwest to defer as much as $2.4 billion in capital expenditures.

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