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  • Satisfaction with Airlines at Lowest Level Since 2001 Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 5:04 AM ET

    Customer satisfaction with airlines in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 2001, according to a survey published Tuesday.

  • The Week:  You Can Count On Oil Saturday, 17 May 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    The week was chock full of economic angst and M&A intrigue. But one dark constant loomed over all ... rising oil prices.

  • NatGas: A 'Natural' For Your Portfolio Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Five-star fund manager Kent Croft says investors can pump some profits into their portfolio through the power of natural gas. Read on for his sector insights -- and favorite stocks.

  • Cramer's Natural Gas High Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 7:13 PM ET

    This fuel could be the key to America's energy independence, he says.

  • As of Friday, 389 (just under 80%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • As of this morning, 292 (just under 60%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • As of this morning, 143 (just under 30%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Stocks Flat But Earnings News Abound Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 7:09 PM ET

    Google hits it out of the park, Merrill posts a loss but shares climb anyway and Pfizer plummets. All the earnings trades and much more right here.

  • Continental, Southwest Earnings Hurt by Fuel Costs Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Continental Airlines and Southwest Airlines, two of the healthiest major U.S. carriers, said Thursday that record-high fuel costs led to disappointing quarterly earnings and they cut growth plans.

  • Did Ending Regulation Help Fliers? Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 12:24 PM ET

    Thirty years have passed since the airline industry was deregulated. Has it really worked out as originally envisioned?

  • Earnings Not Much Help For Markets Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    Mixed reports on earnings this morning; IBM is a help, but Pfizer, Continental Airlines, Marriottspacer and Nokia are not. Merrill Lynch recorded another $9 b in write-downs on mortgage-related assets, leveraged loans and hedges.

  • Southwest Airlines Profit Falls on Fuel, Economy Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 7:37 AM ET

    Southwest Airlines on Thursday posted lower first-quarter earnings as a weak U.S. economy and record fuel costs took their toll on the leading U.S. discount carrier.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 10:00 PM ET

    IBM's big 26 percent profit jump could set the foundation for another decent day in the market if there are no nasty surprises in the wings to derail it. 

  • American Hopes to Resume Full Service By Sunday Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 4:53 PM ET
    American Airlines

    American Airlines stepped up inspections and hoped to have all of its 300 MD-80 aircraft ready to go Saturday afternoon its first full daily schedule in a week on Sunday.

  • Frontier Air Files for Bankruptcy, but Keeps Flying Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    Frontier Airlines Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but unlike other airlines filing for bankruptcy in recent weeks, it plans to keep running while it reorganizes.

  • More Angst for Airlines: Canceled Flights, Bankrupies Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:45 AM ET

    Air traveler angst was sure to continue Friday as American Airlines grounded hundreds more flights. The financial toll and loss of goodwill likely would grow as well, as the inspection-related mess spread further to other carriers and hurt an industry already bleeding cash thanks to high fuel costs.

  • Southwest: '08 Fuel Costs Could Rise by $500 Million Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 6:18 PM ET
    Southwest Airlines.

    Southwest Airlines said after markets closed Thursday that its 2008 spending on jet fuel could rise more than $500 million from last year because of rising oil prices.

  • 500 American Air Flights Cancelled for Inspections Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
    American Airlines

    American Airlines, a unit of AMR,Tuesday again grounded planes and canceled hundreds of flights to conduct additional safety inspections of its MD-80 aircraft, the airline said.

  • Anybody Can Fly Southwest--And I Mean Anybody Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 11:28 AM ET

    I fly Southwest a lot. Like, almost every week. You may recall that a few months ago I blogged about my dismay over the new boarding procedure--no more standing in line A, B, or C, but now there are numbered areas to stand in as well.

  • Airlines Passengers Complaints Soaring Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Consumer complaints  rose at 15 of the 16 airlines studied and overall soared 60 percent.