Declining unemployment provides a tailwind to the firms operating in the payroll processing industry.
Lower cotton prices and better inventory control will help offset rising manufacturing costs in China.
Recent market trends such as the surge in natural gas prices support this renewed outlook.
The carrier posted a good first quarter, and anticipates raising its passenger totals by around 8.5% in Q2 on a year over year basis.
The German giant will raise billions in fresh equity after its best quarter in two years.
Looking ahead, the airliner anticipates to continue to improve its profits through lower capacity, interest payments and debt.
The potential acquisition would create an entity with over 60 million retail subscribers and $50 billion in revenues.
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