American Airlines parent AMR Corp. overcame record fuel prices and intense competition to report net earnings of $58 million for the second quarter ended June 30 compared to income of $6 million in the year-earlier quarter. "This represents the first quarterly profit without the benefit of special items since the fourth quarter of 2000 nearly five years ago," declared AMR Corp. Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey. "Our ability to turn a profit in these very difficult times is a tribute to the ...

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