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An Amazon.com employee walks down one of the miles of isles at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

Americans waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren’t prepared for the spike. Heavy spending in the final days of the mostly lackluster season sent sales up 3.5 percent between Nov. […]

12/26/2013

Package handler Chris Addison arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Santa’s sleigh delayed after snags at UPS, FedEx

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa’s sleigh didn’t make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx. The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week […]

12/26/2013

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FedEx CEO says drones unlikely to make big impact

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The CEO of FedEx doesn’t see drones taking over the package delivery business anytime soon. Fred Smith says FedEx has several drone studies underway. But the idea of delivering items by drone […]

12/18/2013

Jobs

US–Job Market-Winners and Losers

WASHINGTON (AP) – As the U.S. job market improves, it’s also evolving, with winners and losers. Warehouses and trucking companies are doing more holiday hiring than the stores they’re working for. Factory workers are getting […]

12/08/2013

Jim Dobbs, left, helps pull a tractor trailer rig out of a ditch Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Henderson, Ark.  (AP Photo/The Baxter Bulletin, Kevin Pieper)

Ice storm snarling deliveries nationwide

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Whether you’re ready to ship that holiday package across the country or waiting for your next shipment of cooking grease, now’s not the best time to be in a hurry. Businesses […]

12/06/2013

A United Parcel Service driver unloads packages from a truck and arranges them for delivery. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

UPS sees busier, intense holiday shopping season

  ATLANTA (AP) — UPS expects this holiday season to be busier than last, thanks to the growing popularity of online shopping. And more intense, thanks to the calendar. The world’s biggest package delivery company […]

10/25/2013

Video grab from ABC News posted on YouTube.

Miss. weight record falls as ‘gator season opens

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — During the first weekend of Mississippi’s alligator season a hunting party held the weight record for an alligator taken in the state. But the record only lasted about an hour. Beth […]

09/03/2013

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UPS to end health coverage for some spouses

DALLAS (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. is ending health-insurance benefits for employees’ spouses who can get coverage elsewhere. It blames the change on the new health-care law. UPS estimates that 15,000 of 33,000 spouses […]

08/22/2013

Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14,  2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

Officials: UPS cargo jet crashes in Ala.; 2 killed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS cargo plane crashed and burned Wednesday morning on the outskirts of an Alabama airport, killing two crew members and scattering boxes and charred debris across a grassy field, officials […]

08/14/2013

Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14,  2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

UPS cargo jet crashes in Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala. There were no homes in the immediate area of the crash, said Toni […]

08/14/2013

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