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FedEx reports weak quarter, disappointing outlook

...announced an increase in the mandatory retirement age for board members, from 72 to 75. That could allow Chairman and CEO Fred Smith to stay on the job longer - he will turn 71 in August.FedEx Corp. reported a loss of $895 million, or $3.16 per...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/fedex-reports-weak-quarter
FedEx agrees to take over Dutch rival TNT Express

...a premium of 33 percent over the shares' April 2 closing price, the companies said.FedEx Corp. chairman and CEO Fred Smith said on a call with analysts that his company had built an air-express business in Europe but wanted a ground network...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-07/fedex-agrees-take-over-dut
FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

...2013. The results beat expectations, and the stock rose more than 3 percent in afternoon trading.CEO and Chairman Fred Smith said the company was helped by strength in the ground-shipping segment, solid volume and revenue increases at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-17/fedex-add-50000-seasonal-j
FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct

...West Coast ports have held up cargo and forced the company to shift resources, which raises expenses.CEO and Chairman Fred Smith said he expects that the port issues will lead to more retail items being out of stock and could cause more gift card...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-12-17/fedex-misses-stree
For the record

...Carolyn Long Welch, 48, both of AugustaElton Ray Skelley Jr., 56, and Sherry Ann Nickelson, 57, both of AugustaTim Fred Smith, 59, of Trenton, S.C., and Verna Lee Gail Alley, 55, of AugustaDante Eugene Scott, 30, and Nicole Shante Grace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-01-15/record
Roy Raborn

...late David Julius Raborn and Susie Elizabeth McKinney Raborn. Roy was a U. S. Army Veteran of WWII and retired from Fred Smith Company. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Barry Raborn (Kay) of Spruce...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000169798624
FedEx says global economy is stalling, cuts outlook

...Tuesday cut its outlook for global growth and industrial production while slashing the forecast for company earnings. CEO Fred Smith suggested trade has slowed to levels seen during the past two significant economic downturns.Smith said some experts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-09-18/fedex-says-global-economy-
Business briefs

...shift by customers to slower, less expensive means of delivery as the global economy struggles to grow.Founder and CEO Fred Smith said most of the cost cuts will come in the company's Express and Services units, which have been hurt the most by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-10/business-briefs
Rich vets outnumber homeless ones

...lives than their nonveteran contemporaries. When is The Chronicle going to run profiles of such successful veterans as Fred Smith (founder of FedEx), Craig Vetner (co-discoverer of the human genome map), Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune), etc...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/05/let_123262.shtml
Letters
'The Chronicle' frames politics in black and white

...The editorial board, in particular, should be particularly cautious about their unqualified discussions of race... Fred Smith, Hephzibah, Ga. (Editor's note: Executive Editor Dennis Sodomka has nothing to do with The Chronicle's editorial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/19/let_346031.shtml
Letters