What's good for iPhones is good for FedEx

Sep 18, 2012
Apple says it received two million orders for the iPhone 5 in the first 24 hours of availability. That is good news of course for Apple. It's also good news for shipping companies like Fed Ex.

FedEx earnings down, global economy to blame

Sep 5, 2012
FedEx has downgraded -- again -- its quarterly earnings estimate for the period ending in August.

FedEx to acquire Brazilian shipper

May 30, 2012
Despite global economic woes and nervous markets, FedEx announced today that it will purchase the Brazilian shipper Rapidao Cometa Logistica e Transportes for $6.8 billion.

FedEx to raise prices in the coming year

Dec 27, 2011
FedEx will start charging higher rates in part so it can afford to hold on to good employees.

FedEx expecting record day of shipments

Dec 12, 2011
FedEx is expecting to ship 17 million packages today, up from last year's peak of 15.6 million in a single day.

PODCAST: Cameron in the doghouse, a dent in the debt

Dec 12, 2011
Questions are being raised as to the economic future of England and the rest of Europe following Friday's summit. Demand for larger pickups is up, and Ford is discontinuing its Ranger line of smaller trucks. More and more young people…
British Prime Minister David Cameron explained to his parliament today why he didn't agree to Friday's euro deal.
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Happy Holidays, FedEx!

Oct 24, 2011
The Pulse today starts with a riddle: Why would good fortune for FedEx also be good for one of its arch-competitors, the U.S. Postal Service? Fe...

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Absolutely, positively pessimistic: FedEx

Sep 22, 2011
FedEx is not feeling good about the economy. The company's CEO, Fred Smith said today that he thinks we're in for a sluggish growth period for some time to come. That's depressing the Marketplace Daily Pulse today.
A FedEx worker steps out of his delivery truck in San Francisco, Calif.
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On mailing champagne flutes

Nov 29, 2010
This final note today: A helpful tip as you get those holiday packages ready to ship off to relatives. Whatever you do, don't mark it "fragile."...