The automobile business is strong. So is construction, based on shipments on the nation's railroads. Crude oil is a hot commodity. Coal is suffering from low prices.
The more efficient engines are headed to the booming Northeast Corridor line, whose growing ridership is also paying for them.
The airline will have to maintain stable operating cash flows to be able to make pension contributions and give cash back to shareholders.
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.
Frontier Airlines joins the trend and also adds a $2 charge for coffee or soda.
Air traffic controllers will see furlough days as the FAA absorbs $637 million in budget cuts.
Virgin America had the highest ranking in the annual report, which takes stock of customer complaints, mishandled baggage and on-time arrival.
Nationally, the average price is just under $3.70 a gallon. Crude oil prices could decline, bringing pump prices down further. Airline stocks have been the winners. Energy stocks have been flat.
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