Five Reasons to Buy Railroad Stocks

Railroad stocks are poised for resurgence despite Wednesday%u2019s post-earnings slips for Union Pacific and CSX. The fundamentals for the industry are solid -- and that includes other railroad operators like Kansas City Southern and Norfolk Southern.

FedEx Will Boost Shipping Rates 3.9% in January

FedEx, the world's biggest air-cargo carrier, will boost shipping rates in January as it looks to offset the effects of rising fuel costs on its bottom line. The company will increase FedEx Express shipping rates for domestic and export services by an average of 3.9%.

Why U.S. Airlines Are Beating Europe's

The Icelandic volcano isn't the only thing that hit the Continent's carriers hard. They've also had to grapple with currency woes, the European debt crisis and falling consumer confidence. U.S. airlines have avoided much of that storminess.