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FedEx says economy is worsening, cuts outlook


FedEx Corp. says the global economy is stalling, and it's going to get worse next year. A decline in global trade is shrinking earnings at the world's second-largest package delivery company. On Tuesday, FedEx said a continued slowdown in the developed world combined with high fuel prices will keep trade volumes at low levels.


Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas

Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats' gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can't afford to fill the tank. From all corners of the country, Americans are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices that have soared above $4 a gallon in some states and could top $5 by summer. And the cost is becoming a political issue just as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear.


American Airlines parent seeks Ch. 11 protection

American Airlines Bankruptcy

American Airlines' parent company is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it seeks to unload massive debt built up by years of accelerating jet fuel prices and labor struggles.


Airlines cut small jets as fuel prices soar

Airlines cut small jets as fuel prices soar

Airlines are getting rid of these planes — their least-efficient — in response to the high cost of fuel. Delta, United Continental, and other big airlines are expected to park, scrap or sell hundreds of jets with 50 seats or fewer in coming years. Small propeller planes are meeting the same fate.


American Air's parent AMR posts loss on fuel costs

AMR Corp, parent of American Airlines, reported on Wednesday a quarterly loss as the company was pressured by high fuel costs and volatile foreign exchange rates.

Senh: They can't make that up with all of the airline fees they're charging consumers?


Southwest's prices rise with fuel costs

Southwest's prices rise with fuel costs

Rising fuel prices have forced Southwest Airlines to raise ticket prices, but the Dallas-based carrier is also focusing on efficiency measures to lower its fuel consumption, president and CEO Gary Kelly said Monday.


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