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  • Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    DALLAS— Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop— but don't expect fares to fall too. —The world's biggest airline operator, American Airlines Group Inc., earned an all-time best $942 million profit in the June-through-September quarter, nearly double the amount that American and US Airways earned separately last year before their...

  • Alaska Air beats 3Q earnings expectations Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Alaska Air Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $198 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.41 per share. Alaska Air shares have risen 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SEATTLE, Aug 21- U.S. airlines more than doubled their net profit margin in the first half of the year as revenue rose nearly three times faster than costs, trade group Airlines for America said on Thursday. Net profit at the airlines rose to $3.8 billion, up from $1.6 billion in the prior-year period.

  • Shamu gets the hook in Southwest/SeaWorld split Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    About 180 gallons of paint will mark the end of a decades-long partnership between Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld.

  • United Continental Holdings also said it would repurchase $1 billion in stock. Delta Air Lines resumed a dividend and buyback last year and Southwest Airlines also pays dividends. Among the smaller carriers, Alaska Air Group pays a dividend.

  • Alaska Airlines getting bigger overhead bins Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    There is now more overhead bin space on Alaska Air.

    Alaska Airlines will be the first carrier to get Boeing’s new Space Bins, designed to stow six standard-size, carry-on bags, NBC News reports.

  • The least on-time airline is ... Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    For thousands of Americans who flew this spring, fewer flights arrived on time and more of their bags were mishandled by airlines.

  • Midday movers: Delta, GoPro, Target & more Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Midday movers: Exxon Mobil, Merck, Twitter & More Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • American Airlines Group Inc, the world's largest carrier, tumbled 5.4 percent, while United Continental Holdings Inc 5.7 percent and Delta Air Lines Inc dropped 5 percent. Southwest Airlines Co and JetBlue Airways Corp were both down more than 4 percent.

  • Midday movers: General Electric, Eli Lilly & More Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • *Hewlett-Packard shares soar after announcing job cuts. NEW YORK, May 23- The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Friday, buoyed by a rally in housing stocks after better-than-expected home sales and a jump in Hewlett-Packard shares a day after the personal computer maker said it would cut more jobs.

  • Midday movers: Bon-Ton Stores, DR Horton & More Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

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  • In December, Hodges Capital quietly introduced the Hodges Small-Mid Cap fund, which focuses on companies whose market values reach up to $8 billion. That is well above the $3 billion threshold in the $1.2 billion Hodges Small Cap fund for which the Dallas- based firm is best known.

  • Fliers' satisfaction with airlines hits record high Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 3:00 AM ET
    Chicago's O'Hare International Airport

    Despite rising fees and uncomfortable seating, travelers in the U.S. have never been more satisfied with the airlines they are flying.

  • Midday movers: Microsoft, Puma, Whirlpool & More Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    Tuesday's midday movers:

  • LONDON, May 12- They were crazy dreamers who dared to believe that oil and gas could be produced from beneath England's rolling green hills. Small companies such as Alkane, Egdon, Cuadrilla, Dart, Island Gas, Newton and Star bid for and won Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences in Britain's 13th onshore licensing round held back in 2008..

  • S&P 500 seals first six-day win streak since September Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday after earnings from McDonald's and Netflix.

  • Airline stocks may be ready for takeoff Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Airline stocks, typically considered terrible investments, have taken off, and analysts say there is still lift in the sector for investors.

  • Airlines improving—except at getting there on-time Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Despite profits soaring to levels not seen in years, airline service was a mixed bag in 2013, according to the latest Airline Quality Ratings.