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5 earnings reports you should pay attention to

by Janet Nguyen Jan 29, 2019
They might reveal how the broader economy is performing.
Some experts consider Apple a bellwether for the stock market.
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UPS is using new technology to solve an old problem — delivering holiday packages on time

by Tasnim Shamma Dec 21, 2018
UPS expects to deliver more than 800 million packages on time this holiday season with the help of new super hubs.
UPS employees sort out packages for delivery on May 9, 2017 in New York. This holiday season, "super hubs," like the one in Atlanta, will help the company deliver 800 million packages on time. Last year, 3 million were late.
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National Returns Day peaks for the first time before Christmas

by Ben Bradford Dec 20, 2018
UPS estimates it will process a record 1.5 million Black Friday returns before Dec. 25.
Christmas came early this year ... for the returns department, that is.
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UPS workers vote to authorize strike

by Erika Beras Jun 7, 2018
UPS Inc. workers, who belong to the Teamster’s Union, voted by more than 90 percent earlier this week to authorize a strike if there’s no agreement on issues around pay and expanding delivery days. The current five-year contract expires on…

For online retailers, packaging is all about economics

by Kristin Schwab 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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Amazon will pilot package carrier service in Los Angeles

by Aaron Schrank Feb 9, 2018
As Amazon expands its logistics operations, it’s inching closer to developing a service that competes with FedEx and UPS. Shares of both package carriers fell today after news of Amazon’s new Shipping with Amazon service was reported in the Wall…

When it comes to public transportation, that last mile to get home can be an issue

by Amy Kiley Jan 30, 2018
Getting people to their front door can sometimes make for a tricky problem for public transit. It turns out that’s a big challenge for package delivery too.
Atlanta’s Relay Bike Share lets people rent bikes by the hour or by the day. Drop off points near transit hubs and popular destinations give MARTA riders a last mile option.
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Amazon encroaches on UPS and Fedex territory with deliveries for third party sellers

by Aaron Schrank Oct 6, 2017
Amazon announced this week a new service on the West Coast which could encroach on territory currently held by the likes of UPS and Fedex. The online retail giant said it’s going to be overseeing deliveries for third party sellers.…

UPS ups its game with Saturday deliveries

by Dan Gorenstein Apr 7, 2017
UPS is upping its game. The parcel carrier this week announced it’s going to extend service out to Saturday, competing with the likes of FedEx and the U.S.Postal Service. The move comes as e-commerce continues to expand, with customers demanding…

Amazon takes to the skies

by Andy Uhler Feb 2, 2017
Amazon plans to build an air cargo hub for its delivery planes. The company will only deliver its own mail for now. But there’s a chance it could be competition for the big mail carriers like UPS and FedEx. Click…