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FedEx agrees to take over Dutch rival TNT Express

...which owns a 14.7 percent stake in TNT Express, said it supports the bid.The deal comes two years after United Parcel Service Inc. dropped its own 5.2 billion-euro takeover bid for the Dutch company, citing objections by European Union...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-07/fedex-agrees-take-over-dut
UPS hits lowered target for 4Q profit, 2015 forecast tepid

...and raise prices this year. He said UPS remained on track to hit long-term goals for increased earnings.United Parcel Service Inc. said Tuesday that it earned $453 million, or 49 cents per share, in the last three months of 2014, compared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-03/ups-hits-lowered-target-4q
UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

...delivery vehicles, trailers, aircraft and portable loading aids. It's also adding operating days and shifts.United Parcel Service Inc. said that the seasonal jobs have long served as an entry point for permanent employment.Individuals interested...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-16/ups-expects-hire-95000-sea
FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

...would hire 20,000 temporary workers, but wound up adding twice that number, a spokesman said Wednesday. United Parcel Service Inc. planned to add 55,000 seasonal workers but ended up hiring 85,000.FedEx officials said they are talking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-17/fedex-add-50000-seasonal-j
Employers look to cut back on spousal coverage

...adding a surcharge to cover the health care expenses of their workers' spouses. Others, like package deliverer United Parcel Service Inc., are excluding spouses from coverage if they are able to get insurance through another employer.Twenty percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-12/employers-look-cut-back-sp
Look for busy shopping season, UPS says

...and Christmas, six fewer than last year, making it the most compressed holiday shopping season since 2002.United Parcel Service Inc. expects that Cyber Monday on Dec. 2 will see a 10 percent increase in pickup volume, surpassing 32 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-10-25/look-busy-shopping-season-up
Santa's sleigh delayed after snags at UPS, FedEx

...apologize that our customers did not receive their packages on Christmas," said Natalie Godwin, a spokeswoman for United Parcel Service Inc.Godwin said snow and ice in the Midwest last week and an ice storm that hit Dallas two-and-a-half weeks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-25/santas-sleigh-delayed-afte
Stock milestones could fuel recovery

...found plenty of reasons to send stocks sharply higher. Earnings reports from companies including Pfizer Inc., United Parcel Service Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Co. were better than expected.Manufacturing, which has led the economic recovery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-02-01/stock-milestones-could-fue
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Business briefs

...will start using fuel-cell vehicles ANN ARBOR, Mich. - DaimlerChrysler AG said Monday it is teaming with United Parcel Service Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency for what officials billed as the first introduction of fuel-cell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/20/bus_373083.shtml
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Plenty of free shipping this holiday season

...want to be getting it cheap." Shipping incentives will come at a higher cost to retailers as FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. have added fuel surcharges, but retailers are pressing forward with them either to drive sales or out of fear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/11/bus_21567.shtml
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