Investors are looking for direction ahead of data on inflation, housing and the labor market.
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 will also repurchase shares as part of a plan to return $1 billion 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.
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