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Virgin America Announces Earnings Win

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts some highflying profits.

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GREENE: A rare earnings win was announced this morning by the airline Virgin America. That company has been hit by a lot of losses since it was founded in 2007. But for the second quarter of this year, it says it earned nearly $9 million. Virgin America seems to be reaping the benefits of falling fuel prices and also an increase in people traveling. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.