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  • Stocks of major US airlines end 6-session losing streak Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    Airline stocks rose Wednesday to break a losing streak caused by investors' concern that cheaper oil has tricked the carriers into growing too quickly. Airline stocks started sliding last week after Southwest announced another increase in its planned expansion for 2015, and after Parker said that American would cut prices to match moves by discount...

  • May 26- Delta Air Lines Inc on Tuesday announced new flights from Seattle to five destinations in its latest move to strip market share from Alaska Air Group Inc, which is based in that city. Investors worry that overlaps with the airport's larger operator Alaska Airlines could lead to lower ticket prices and revenue from Seattle. Delta said it would begin...

  • Airline woes shouldn't trouble the market Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A United Airlines plane at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    The transports may not be telling a tale of doom, and the reason for the selloff in the airlines Wednesday may help to explain that.

  • U.S. airlines ramp up competition, capacity in Dallas Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    May 20- The shares of U.S. airlines plunged on Wednesday on concerns that several big carriers are gearing up for a fare war, with Dallas as ground zero. Southwest said the acquisition of two airport gates at its Dallas Love Field hub will contribute to the increase. American Airlines Group Inc President Scott Kirby said during a transportation conference on...

  • Slower consumer spending hurts airlines Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    File photo of Southwest airplanes

    Airlines dragged the Dow transports down nearly 2 percent on Wednesday and could be the latest victims of sluggish consumer spending.

  • *Minutes in line with interest rate expectations. May 20- U.S. stocks ended marginally lower on Wednesday after Wall Street saw little in the minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting to alter expectations of when the central bank will raise interest rates. "They didn't give much tangible evidence that they were going to do anything different than what...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed as the Fed minutes mostly confirmed market expectations for a rate hike in the second half of the year.

  • Airline stocks tumbling for second straight day Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET

    Doug Parker, the CEO of American Airlines Group Inc., told CNBC that some airlines were growing too fast, expanding their passenger-carrying capacity by 8 percent or more. Some airlines including Southwest, JetBlue and Spirit have been growing rapidly. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $3.72, or 9.1 percent, to $37.19; while Delta Air Lines Inc. lost $2.59, or 5.6...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks tread water as Fed minutes loom Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 1:07 PM ET

    *Fed minutes expected at 2:00 p.m. ET. *Southwest Airlines leads fall in airline stocks. *Yahoo bounces back from sharp selloff on Tuesday.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St muted before Fed minutes Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    *Fed minutes expected at 2:00 p.m. ET. *Southwest Airlines leads fall in airline stocks. *Yahoo bounces back from sharp selloff on Tuesday.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower at open; Fed minutes awaited Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    *Fed minutes expected at 2:00 p.m. ET. *Southwest Airlines leads fall in airline stocks. *Yahoo bounces back from sharp selloff on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK— Southwest Airlines Co. is speeding up its planned growth, which worries analysts, and American Airlines says profit margins will probably fall next year. Cowen and Co. analyst Helane Becker said there is "growing concern" about the effect that Southwest's growth will have on the rest of the industry— analysts worry that more flights will lead to lower...

  • Here's how to play weak Q2 earnings season Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    Delta Airlines planes sit at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

    Negative revenue growth will continue to dog investors in Q2 and Q3, analyst Mike Thompson says. Here's what to do about it.

  • How to avoid annoying airline fees Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Airline passenger eating meal

    Two-thirds of travelers pay for at least one a la carte airline fee when they fly, a new survey found.

  • Yes! Airlines freeing up more frequent flier seats Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:13 AM ET

    A new survey of the world's largest airlines finds carriers have increased the percentage of flights with seats available for reward travel.

  • May 13- Southwest Airlines Co's board of directors on Wednesday raised the company's quarterly dividend and authorized a new $1.5 billion share buyback program, according to a news release. Southwest estimated the new dividend payments will amount to $200 million annually, based on shares outstanding on May 11. Southwest returned almost $1.1 billion to...

  • Lightning Round: Great staple that keeps doing well Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:49 PM ET
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    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • May 12- The pilots union at Southwest Airlines Co on Tuesday announced staffing and funding for a committee to prepare pilots and the flying public for a walkout, in case it cannot reach a contract deal with management in coming months. The new strike preparedness committee will work with outside consultants and others in the union, the Southwest Airlines...

  • 10 companies killing it this earnings season Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    The Carnival Breeze

    These S&P 500 companies doubled their adjusted profit from a year ago. They also beat profit expectations. USA Today reports.

  • Nuisance or nefarious? Airline fees push the limits Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Passenger planes operated by Iberia airlines in Madrid.

    The new strain of surcharges, quietly imposed on airline passengers, are often hard to explain and even harder to justify. USA Today reports.