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    1. December 14, 2014

      Companies diary: December 15 — December 19

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    2. November 13, 2014

      UPS plans bundled deliveries to cut costs

      UPS has outlined bold plans to boost the profitability of its fast-growing ecommerce business, intending to bundle together...

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    1. October 28, 2014

      Google case casts shadow over competition chief Almunia’s legacy

      As Europe’s competition chief, Joaquín Almunia slapped record cartel fines on rate-rigging banks, led an assault on cosy...

    2. October 24, 2014

      Bellwether UPS rises on ecommerce hopes

      Investors liked what they heard from parcel delivery company and US economic bellwether UPS, which beat third-quarter...

    3. September 29, 2014

      FedEx climbs on market share gain hopes

      US shipping behemoth FedEx climbed on Monday after brokerage Cowen & Company lifted its rating on the company on the view it...

    4. September 24, 2014

      TNT: Sorry we missed you

      If a parcel delivery company changed its name from ‘Delivery!’ to ‘Outlook’, business would tail off. The latter just lacks...

    5. September 16, 2014

      UPS to hire up to 95,000 temporary workers

      UPS plans to hire up to 40,000 more staff for this year’s end-of-year rush, in the latest indication of the express parcel...

    6. September 2, 2014

      Google’s remote drone deliveries point to fast-track niche

      “Could I order some dog food, please?” Neil Parfitt, a farmer outside Warwick, in Queensland, Australia, says into a phone....

    7. August 21, 2014

      UPS hit by cyber attack

      United Parcel Service is among a new wave of retailers that have been targeted by cyber criminals, with data from more than...

    8. August 12, 2014

      UPS and FedEx invest in technology to meet soaring demand

      UPS in Louisville: inside the parcel giant’s growing pains On the ground floor of United Parcel Service’s $2.2bn Worldport...

    9. July 29, 2014

      Windstream soars on Reit spin-off plan

      The US telecoms sector climbed on Tuesday after a small wireline network announced plans to spin off part of its business...

    10. July 29, 2014

      UPS cuts forecast as it boosts spending

      UPS, the express parcel delivery service, cut its full-year forecast despite a 7.2 per cent rise in package volumes in the...

    11. June 18, 2014

      Strong quarter boosts FedEx’s full-year income

      Shares in FedEx, the parcel delivery company, surged in early trading in New York after it published better than expected...

    12. June 6, 2014

      New UPS CEO looks overseas for growth

      International expansion remains the “number one goal” for UPS, its incoming chief executive said on Friday as the express...

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      May 7, 2014

      Alibaba: what we now know (and what we still don’t)

      Alibaba on Tuesday submitted the first filing for its upcoming initial public offering in New York. Unusually for a private...

    14. April 24, 2014

      UPS profits hit by harsh US winter

      UPS, the express parcel delivery service, has suffered a second consecutive quarter of operational problems after it was hit...

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      April 7, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The future for real interest rates. - Piketty unsuccessful attempted smackdown watch. - Matt Levine...

    16. March 25, 2014

      Big data sparks cultural changes

      It only takes a quick internet search of the terms “UPS” and “telematics” to understand why the promised benefits of big...

    17. March 19, 2014

      Harsh winter hits FedEx profits

      FedEx, the express parcels delivery service, on Wednesday became the latest North American transport company to produce...

    18. March 13, 2014

      Vettel falls behind in marketing stakes

      Despite dominating Formula 1 for the past four years, Sebastian Vettel trails his rivals in global marketability, according...

    19. January 30, 2014

      UPS to invest to avoid delivery problems

      UPS, the express parcel service, is to boost capital spending by 25 per cent this year to enhance its US domestic capacity...

    20. January 24, 2014

      Russia customs rules hit online retailers

      Western online retailers are hitting a fresh roadblock in their push into Russia, one of the world’s fastest-growing...

    21. January 17, 2014

      Amex hits all-time high on profit leap

      American Express raced to an all-time high, lifting its market capitalisation to almost $100bn, after reporting...

    22. January 17, 2014

      UPS warns on profit after gift delivery chaos

      A chaotic peak gift-giving season that led thousands of customers to receive their parcels late will knock almost 14 per...

    23. January 17, 2014

      Letter from Lex: Beam me up

      Readers, The week has ended with a small flurry of mildly dreary reports from major companies. At Shell, a new CEO informed...

    24. December 26, 2013

      Amazon reviews shippers after hold-ups

      Amazon is looking at the performance of delivery companies handling its orders after packages were left stranded in...

    25. December 18, 2013

      FedEx earnings disappoint as customers seek cheaper options

      Earnings for FedEx, the express parcels delivery service, improved less than expected in the three months to the end of...

    26. December 8, 2013

      Business salutes trade deal as WTO ‘delivers’

      Business leaders have welcomed the first global trade deal in the WTO’s 18-year history as a boost to the bottom line and...

    27. October 25, 2013

      UPS sticks to full-year results forecast

      UPS, the express parcel delivery service, announced that third-quarter earnings more than doubled and reiterated its...

    28. September 15, 2013

      Companies diary: September 16 – September 22

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2013

      Investigators at scene of Alabama crash

      Butch Dill/AP Investigators search through the debris at the scene of a UPS cargo plane crash at Birmingham International...

    30. July 23, 2013

      United Technologies gains on raised earnings guidance

      The S&P 500 rally paused on Tuesday as the summer earnings season drove investors to companies with positive outlooks,...

    31. July 23, 2013

      Cheaper shipping choices hamper performance at UPS

      UPS, the express parcel delivery group, promised to adapt to tough market conditions after reporting what it admitted was a...

    32. July 15, 2013

      Kuehne & Nagel: shipping forecast

      Economies expand. Goods move. Shippers make money. It’s a simple equation – and the modest 3 per cent rise in first half...

    33. July 12, 2013

      Wells Fargo helps US stocks to record close

      The S&P 500 continued a record-setting run, closing at a fresh high on Friday as Wells Fargo beat analyst estimates with...

    34. July 12, 2013

      UPS cuts result forecasts on economic worries

      The slowing of the US economy and worldwide air freight overcapacity prompted UPS, the express parcel delivery service, to...

    35. July 11, 2013

      Negotiators pin hopes on early customs deal

      US and EU trade negotiators are grappling with ways to smooth customs procedures across the Atlantic, with an early...

    36. July 5, 2013

      Financials buoy US stock markets

      The S&P 500 finished the week with a rally after Treasury rates rose sharply following the release of strong US jobs data,...

    37. June 19, 2013

      Sprint falls after Dish sticks on offer

      Sprint Nextel shares fell on Wednesday after the news that Dish Network did not revise its offer for the wireless provider,...

    38. June 13, 2013

      Industrial process

      Within a year of Henry Ford’s introduction of the first modern assembly line at his factory near Detroit in 1913, the system...

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