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  • Futures briefly cut some of their earlier losses Thursday after investors cheered the weekly jobless claims numbers, but quickly plunged again, pressured by fears over the euro zone debt crisis and as the dollar surged against a basket of currencies.

  • Southwest Misses Estimates

    Insight on the airline's Q2 earnings, with Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, president/CEO, who says revenues are in line with the rest of the industry and sheds light on the purchase of AirTran and fuel costs.

  • Goldman Sachs lowered expectations for Ford and JPMorgan offered a dim outlook for AMR and other airline stocks this week.

  • Sirius XM shares may quadruple to as much as $8 in the next three years, as the satellite-radio company adds subscribers without many new costs, says Craig Hodges of the Dallas-based Hodges Fund.

  • Cramer is eyeing a promising sign for use of this alternative fuel source in the USA.

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    Southwest Airlines is known for its low-priced fares and unmatched profitability in the industry—38 profitable years in a row, according to the company. Part of the profitability comes from Southwest’s ability to get  airplanes in and out of the gate faster than its competitors.

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  • When the Wright Brothers successfully launched their airplane from the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, N.C., on a chilly day in December, 1903, they likely never imagined the enormous global industry that would follow.In 2010, commercial airline industry revenues topped $554 billion and are forecast to hit $598 billion in 2011, according to the International Air Transport Association. The growth over the last 108 years has been enormous, and so have the changes. Some were born of necessity, others of

    Here, we take a look at the evolution of air travel: the good, the bad and the inbetween — they're all "firsts" that changed the industry.

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    Forty years ago, Southwest Airlines made its debut as a small airline in Dallas, Texas, struggling to keep pace in the business. Today, Southwest is the top domestic carrier in the United States. But on the way to becoming the travel bellwether it is now, Southwest has been met with plenty of tension and turbulence.

  • Southwest suffers from the same ills that plague the rest of the industry: cycles of boom followed by bouts of financial Armageddon, severe competition, and overregulation. Our exception is attributable to the way our employees have responded to these challenges by taking care of each other and taking care of our customers.

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    Value investors and stock managers must "stick to your discipline" while the stock market returns to stability, said Harvey Neiman, portfolio manager of the Neiman Large Cap Value Fund — rated five stars by Morningstar.

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    Please tell me you've heard the rant by the unnamed Southwest Airlines pilot who went off on flight attendants, not realizing the entire conversation was being recorded. It's priceless.

  • Stocks finished mixed for the week amid thin, choppy trading, but the Dow and S&P snapped a six-week losing streak, boosted by news a bailout for Greece may be near. However, gains were limited as investors were worried over the continuing economic weakness.

  • Stocks struggled to hold their gains ahead of the close as energy and techs weakened and after excitement over France and Germany's potential rescue aid for Greece waned.

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    Ed Ponsi of Barchetta Capital Management answers stock-related questions tweeted by CNBC viewers in our "Trading on Twitter" segment. Here are his comments.

  • United Continental Holdings took off with upside option activity, as an early pullback in the price of oil gave airline stocks a lift.

  • Options activity on Friday was wildly bullish in Southwestern Energy, which was the subject of takeover talk last week. More than 26,000 calls changed hands versus less than 2,800 puts. Chevron is seen as a suitor.