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AirTran Holdings Inc. The Orlando-based air carrier, trying to buy smaller discount airline rival Midwest Air Group, said Thursday its second-quarter earnings jumped 30 percent as it flew more passengers in a bigger fleet of planes.

2nd Qtr Year Ago

Revenue $614.1-mil $528.2-mil

Net Income $41.5-mil $32-mil

Per Share 41 cents 32 cents

AutoNation Inc. The nation's largest auto retailer said Thursday its second-quarter profit and sales fell short of expectations, as a housing swoon in key Florida and California markets put a crimp on spending. based in Fort Lauderdale, it operates AutoWay locations, among others, in Tampa Bay.

2nd Qtr Year Ago

Revenue $4.6-bil $4.9-bil

Net Income $77.3-mil $72.7-mil

Per Share 37 cents 32 cents

Colgate-Palmolive Co. The consumer products maker said Wednesday that profit rose 47 percent in the second quarter, as improved profit margins and cost cutting allowed for more advertising.

2nd Qtr Year Ago

Revenue $3.41-bil $3.01-bil

Net Income $415.8-mil $283.6-mil

Per Share 76 cents 51 cents

ConocoPhillips The nation's third-largest oil company said Wednesday its second-quarter profit dropped 95 percent as it incurred a $4.5-billion charge related to its assets in Venezuela, where it has abandoned its heavy oil projects.

2nd Qtr Year Ago

Revenue $47.4-bil $47.1-bil

Net Income $301-mil $5.18-bil

Per Share 18 cents $3.09

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