(NEW YORK) -- Shoppersapparently braved bad weather in many parts of the country, as February sales for some big retailers are stronger than expected. Macy's, Saks, JC Penney, and Limited brands reported positive numbers.
In other economic news, American, US Airways, and other carriers are hiking fares again. Its the sixth time airlines have tried a broad increase, with this one aimed at covering high jet fuel prices. American Airlines is raising fares on domestic flights by $10 round trip. Several previous attempts at fare hikes have met resistance from discount airlines.
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