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Fool contributor Dave Mock would upgrade from coach to business class more often if it wasn't five times the price. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Southern and Duke Energy are Income Investor picks. Sprint Nextel is an Inside Value recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy doesn't need a GPS device to know where it's going.