Airline 2013 Returns Refuting Buffett Aversion to U.S. Carriers

Airline 2013 Returns Refuting Buffett Aversion to U.S. Carriers

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A Southwest Airlines Co. plane takes off at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego. Dallas-based Southwest returned $422 million to shareholders in 2012 through stock repurchases and dividends, the only major U.S. carrier to do so.