Postal Service could come to a halt by June as it bleeds cash

Apr 13, 2020
The pandemic has caused another sharp decline in business.
COVID-19 has caused another sharp decline in USPS' business, and the cost of keeping employees outfitted in gloves and masks is adding to its financial troubles.
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When overnight delivery doesn't quite cut it

Dec 18, 2019
FedEx reported weaker than expected earnings for the most recent quarter.
Pedestrians walk past a FedEx truck in the Financial District, December 19, 2018 in New York City.
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Six fewer shipping days till Christmas puts pressure on UPS, FedEx and USPS

Dec 5, 2019
This year's late Thanksgiving has put shippers on alert. They're reminding customers to send their gifts early.
UPS has sent emails and social media messages about shipping deadlines. Above, a UPS worker sorts packages in San Francisco.
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FedEx is cutting ties with Amazon and focusing on other e-retailers

Aug 8, 2019
But is there enough other delivery business out there?
A FedEx worker unloads packages from his delivery truck in San Francisco, California.
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FedEx sets up shop at Dollar General stores

Jun 17, 2019
The move is aimed at rural online shoppers.
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Why FedEx is a bellwether for the global economy

Dec 19, 2018
Experts say the shipping company’s earnings offer a look ahead at where the economy’s going

For online retailers, packaging is all about economics

Mar 6, 2018
Online retailers are trying to cut down on package waste. But designing a new box for everything a company ships takes a lot of time.
Anton Cotaj at ANAMA Package and Container Testing tests boxes on a machine that simulates road conditions.
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