* Rising oil could blunt airline recovery * Autos bank on higher fuel to sell smaller cars * Fuel surcharges give some protection when oil jumps By John Crawley and Karen Jacobs WASHINGTON/ATLANTA, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Steadily rising oil prices could stall the airline recovery but resurgent automakers are banking that gas prices will jump just enough to stimulate demand for fuel-efficient cars and trucks. Global package delivery firms are hit in the air and on the ground by fuel ...
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