American Airlines parent AMR Corp. earned $291 million in the second quarter ended June 30, widened from a profit of $58 million in the same period last year and only the carrier's second profitable quarter in the last 5.5 years. Executives said they were "pleased" with the high quarterly earnings following years of steep losses but warned that the carrier still faces significant "obstacles" to reach consistent profitability. "Fuel costs continue to raise the bar in terms of revenue ...

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