Norfolk Southern profit climbs 21% in 2nd quarter

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 1:57 a.m.

In this June 4, 2014 photo, a Norfolk Southern locomotive moves along the tracks in Norfolk, Va. Norfolk Southern Corp. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 reported profit that climbed by 21 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

NORFOLK, Va. -- Norfolk Southern executives are optimistic about the economy after delivering a 21 percent rise in second-quarter profit as the railroad hauled more freight.

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