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  • DALLAS— Leaders of United and Southwest gave an upbeat forecast for 2015 that combined strong travel demand and cheaper fuel. Southwest Airlines Co. expects its fuel bill for 2015 to be $1.7 billion lower than in 2014. "Our earnings outlook is superb if for no other reason than fuel costs are down dramatically," said CEO Gary Kelly. Southwest's net income dropped...

  • Alaska Air beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ Alaska Air Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $148 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Alaska Air shares have increased roughly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Midday movers: Macy's, Delta & more Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 29, 2014.

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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 23, 2014.

    U.S. stocks closed slightly higher, amid fresh lows on oil prices and earlier pressure on European stocks from Greece's failure to elect a president.

  • Deals hidden in airline boarding passes Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    On some domestic and international flights, paper or electronic boarding passes come packed with a wide variety of on-the-ground bonuses.

  • "It's starting to sink into people's psyches that the drop in oil prices is real," said Robert Stimpson, a co-portfolio manager of the White Oak Select Growth Fund. Stimpson added retailers Ann Taylor parent Ann Inc and Guess? Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors Inc has been adding consumer companies such as Alaska Air Group Inc...

  • Air perks may keep you loyal, or make you bail Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    JetBlue passengers at Logan International Airport, Boston.

    Travelers may find themselves sifting through air perk changes that may either keep them on board—or make them jump ship.

  • Seattle city council member arrested in wage-hike protest Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:08 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Nov 19- A Seattle City Council member was among four people arrested late on Wednesday outside Alaska Airlines offices in the suburb of SeaTac during a protest over what organizers say was the carrier's opposition to a voter-backed $15 minimum wage. "Alaska Airlines supports fair-wage jobs and voluntarily increased wages in April for more than 1,000...

  • You'll never guess who's ruling hedge fund world Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The real money is being made by a host of less well-known funds that have managed to find gems even in battered sectors.

  • Midday movers: Amazon, Macy's, SunPower & more Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

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  • Midday movers: Amgen, Ford, Vitamin Shoppe & more Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

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  • Modern luggage: Bulletproof and zapping bedbugs Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Here's a round-up of new suitcases and travel gear that offer the option to morph and fold, stop bullets, kill bedbugs and massage your feet.

  • Airlines pocket $899.5M in checked-bag fees Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 PM ET
    A ground crew member loads baggage onto a Spirit Airlines plane at the San Diego International Airport.

    Fares were up more than 8 percent in the second quarter, and checked-bag fees continued to climb as well.

  • 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.

  • Midday Movers: Wal-Mart, Tekmira, Tesla & more Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    NYSE exchange floor

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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