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Northwest Airlinkwill add Akron flight
AKRON -- Northwest Airlink will add a regional morning jet flight out of Akron-Canton Airport starting April 7, with flights timed to connect to major West coast and international flight banks at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Akron-Canton officials said the jet service upgrade is the result of increased boardings at the airport. Northwest Airlink boardings were up four percent in December over the same time in 2000.
Networking groupmeets on Wednesdays
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning Valley chapter of Network Professionals meets at 7:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Scacchetti's Restaurant, 3781 Mahoning Avenue. Anyone interested in joining the business networking group may attend one complimentary meeting. Newcomers should bring 30 business cards and be prepared to give a one-minute presentation on their business.
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Limited will buy backIntimate Brands Inc.
COLUMBUS -- The Limited Inc. will buy back Intimate Brands Inc. through a stock swap as part of an ongoing effort to simplify operations and focus on a few well-known brands. Shareholders will be offered 1.046 shares in The Limited for each share of Intimate Brands Class A common stock in a tax-free exchange. Acquiring all 80 million outstanding shares will cost about $1.5 billion.
The Limited needs to buy back at least 31 million shares to complete a merger.
Vindicator staff, wire reports

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