Business

Airlines Report Strong Second Quarter Earnings

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The airline industry is making more money after several difficult years during the recession. United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines all reported record second quarter profits, thanks to increased fares and fees. “It is Read More

Virgin America Files for IPO

Virgin America Press(NEW YORK) — Virgin America is coming to Wall Street. Virgin America has filed for an initial public offering of its shares. The California-based airline flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico. Its fleet of 53 planes has perks Read More

Stock Market Tries to Break Recent Losing Streak

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The stock market is trying to recover after last week’s losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 21.77 points ending the day at 16,982.34 and the S&P 500 went up .55 to 1,978.89. Nasdaq fell 4.65 points on Monday, Read More

Zillow Plans to Buy Trulia

Zillow/Trulia(NEW YORK) — Zillow says it plans to buy its online real estate rival, Trulia, for $3.5 billion in an all-stock deal. “Consumers love using Zillow and Trulia to find vital information about homes and connect with the best local real estate Read More

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar

Dollar Tree/Family Dollar | ABC News Illustration(NEW YORK) — Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar in a deal valued at approximately $8.5 billion. The combined company would operate more than 13,000 discount stores. Shares of Family Dollar jumped more than 20 percent Read More