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.

Railroad Indicator Says Economy Gaining Steam

America's railways are the circulatory system of the economy, so any evidence that points to rail's recovery is a good sign for the future. Happily, a new report suggests rail freight shipments are gaining momentum.

Buffett Sees No Double-Dip Recession in U.S.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. CEO Warren Buffett said a second, near-term recession in the U.S. is unlikely and said his companies have boosted hiring over the past couple of months, Bloomberg News reported.

Railway Giant CSX Rolled Ahead in Second Quarter

Railway operator CSX said second-quarter profit increased 47% or $414 million from the previous quarter. CSX had predicted a 96 cents a share increase, but exceeded expectations with the $1.07 a share increase. Revenue rose 22%, pushed by an improving economy and higher prices.

Finally: Eurorail for Americans

Out of the blue, Amtrak has decided to allow Americans in on the big rail pass scheme that's usually offered only to international visitors. We...