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  • American Airlines

    The annual "Freddie" awards honored the world's top airline and hotel loyalty programs on Thursday evening. More than 1 million travelers voted for their favorite programs in what's considered the industry's most coveted award.

  • The Underdog Edge by Amy Showalter

    Despite your concerns, this author says it's actually good to allow even encourage your employees to talk and debate politics on the job.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    Southwest and AirTran enhanced their frequent flyer programs by allowing the redemption of travel credits for flights on either carrier. The move is good news for Southwest travelers, who now have access to AirTran's international destinations.

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    More airlines are installing equipment that will allow passengers to use Wi-Fi-enabled devices during flights for internet connectivity and new entertainment options, according to a new market research report.

  • With Family Dollar trading up to an all-time high, how should you play the discount retailer? Also the gang trades Yum and Southwest.

  • People Express Airlines

    People Express Airlines is trying to launch service by the end of summer to several cities in the Northeast and Florida. The new start-up whose name is taken from the popular 1980s airline also is considering a public offering to secure additional funding.

  • Family Dollar Hitting All-Time Highs

    The FMHR traders explain why they are trading Family Dollar, Yum! Brands and Southwest Airlines. Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital, also breaks down why he says investors should buy Qualcomm.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:

  • Southwest Air Beats the Street: Q1 Revs. $3.991B vs. $40.14B Est.

    Southwest Airlines surprised analysts last month when the company said it was likely to lose money in Q1. First quarter 2012 net income was $98 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to the expected net income of $5 million, or $.01 per diluted share. Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines chairman, president & CEO, offers insight on how the airline managed to beat Wall Street's estimates.

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    The nation's major airlines have embraced the Twitterverse, but who is the best Twitter-er of them all? Delta takes top honors with JetBlue coming in second.

  • Aging Population

    Senior discounts are under fire. Some critics wonder why older generations deserve a price break when younger generations are struggling more. There's also the question of affordability: Will businesses keep cutting prices for seniors as hordes of baby boomers push into their 60s? The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise spacecraft

    Having trouble finding flights when redeeming frequent flyer miles, travelers are choosing alternative experiences – not flights. How about at stay at a French chateau, space travel or a vest autographed by George Clooney?

  • iPhone

    More travelers are depending on their mobile phones to book and track their travel, and a slow mobile site with glitches could quickly turn them off.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    Southwest Airlines has raised fares by $4 to $10 round trip, depending on mileage, in what it says is an effort to offset rising fuel costs. Most airlines have matched the increase.

  • Airplane

    Airlines are giving satellites a second look for delivering Internet service to passengers in the air. Because they have few limits on bandwidth and can transmit data when planes are flying over water, satellites are an attractive option for U.S. airlines that are still figuring out the best and most affordable ways to deliver Internet on flights.

  • Melt up! Moan all you want about the low volume — the S&P 500 is up five days in a row. The big cap indexes are at new highs. And the laggards are starting to catch up.

  • One energy company’s CEO is betting on natural gas — by giving its employees vehicles that run on it.

  • A "contrarian" investment approach can yield big returns if investors target quality stocks that have fallen out of favor for one reason or another. TheStreet.com details three "contrarian" stocks that investors can still get in on.

  • The "Mad Money" host details why he plans to monitor these two companies' earnings in particular.

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    The housing market remains a potent drag on the economy as home prices continue to slip, foreclosed homes fill some neighborhoods and millions of construction workers scramble for jobs. But one group is sitting pretty: landlords. The New York Times reports.