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  • *Expects 2015 earnings $8.50- $9.00/ share vs est $8.75. June 18- FedEx Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as strong shipments of items ordered online boosted the ground business of world's No. 2 parcel delivery company.

  • FedEx earnings, revenue blow past Street estimates Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    FedEx's profit more than doubled from the same quarter last year, when it recorded heavy charges related to cost cutting and restructuring.

  • INTERVIEW-Greece seeks bidders for $1 bln Crete airport Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    ATHENS, June 18- Chinese, French, German and Spanish firms are vying to build an 800 million euro airport on the island of Crete, one of a number of projects planned by Greece as it recovers from a recession, the infrastructure minister said. Crete is considered a prime spot because of its strategic location wedged between Europe, Asia and Africa.

  • June 18- FedEx Corp reported a better-than-expected 3.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue as the world's No. 2 package delivery company benefited from higher volumes in its ground business. FedEx's shares were up 4 percent in premarket trade on Wednesday.

  • FedEx's fourth-quarter profit jumps Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    June 18- FedEx Corp's fourth-quarter profit more than doubled from the same quarter last year, when the world's No. 2 package delivery company recorded heavy charges related to cost cutting and restructuring. The company reported net income of $730 million, or $2.46 per share, for the quarter ended May 31.

  • SHANGHAI, June 18- China's scuppering of a planned alliance of the world's top three container shipping lines signals its protectionist stance on key industries and is a reminder to foreign firms to not take Beijing's nod for granted on deals, analysts and lawyers said.

  • GE planning to offer sweetened Alstom bid: Report Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 5:34 PM ET
    Alstom wind turbine.

    General Electric is reportedly considering sweetening its bid for the energy portion of French multinational corporation Alstom.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 17- Mexican ferry company Baja Ferries said on Tuesday it hopes to close a deal to buy troubled French ferry operator SNCM before November or December.

  • With eyes on NASA, Mars, Elon Musk still dreams big Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils SpaceX's new seven-seat Dragon V2 spacecraft, in Hawthorne, California on May 29, 2014.

    Even with NASA and Mars on SpaceX's horizon, serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says he plans to stay put at electric carmaker Tesla.

  • CARACAS, June 17- American Airlines said on Tuesday it will cut almost 80 percent of its weekly flights to Venezuela in response to the government's refusal to repatriate $750 million in revenue trapped by exchange controls. Its current schedule includes 48 weekly flights to San Juan, Dallas/ Forth Worth and New York.

  • UPDATE 1-UPS to charge by size for U.S. ground packages Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    June 17- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest package delivery company, said it would start charging by size of packages for all ground services in the United States as it looks to offset rising fuel costs. Rival FedEx Corp made a similar move in May, which had analysts speculating if UPS would follow suit and start charging by size, instead of weight alone.

  • UPS to charge by size for US ground packages Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    United Parcel Service said it will start charging by size of packages for all ground services in the U.S., as it looks to offset rising fuel costs.

  • UPS to charge by size for U.S. ground packages Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    June 17- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest package delivery company, said it will start charging by size of packages for all ground services in the United States, as it looks to offset rising fuel costs. Rival FedEx Corp announced a similar pricing plan along with an increase in fuel surcharge in May.

  • A safe way to sign on the dotted e-line Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    Keith Krach, chairman and CEO of DocuSign

    An innovation known as paper once changed the world, but it's time for DocuSign to consign this ancient disruptor to the past.

  • Tesla isn't the only upstart gearing up in Detroit Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Amit Soma, president and COO of EcoMotors

    More power with less fuel, and being built right in Detroit's backyard. That's EcoMotors Motor City pitch, and Bill Gates is on board.

  • All hail, the king of the cab ride, a $17B fare Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber Technologies

    If there's a poster child for the sharing economy—both in popularity and controversy—taxi app Uber, valued at $17 billion, is hard to beat.

  • The company that wants to send you to space Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX

    Elon Musk is helping to launch a commercial space industry with reusable rockets and commercial vehicles that can take humans into space.

  • *American Airlines stock climbs 1.7 percent. June 16- American Airlines Group on Monday said the company and the Machinists' union reached tentative agreements covering more than 11,000 employed at US Airways as mechanics, maintenance training specialists and baggage handlers.

  • Approval by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency came with exemptions for problems with two components that must be addressed, even though they will not prevent the plane from going into service, Boeing and the FAA said.

  • Dutch plan for self-driving trucks within five years Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    *Plan comes after Google project for self-driving cars. AMSTERDAM, June 16- Self-driving trucks could begin delivering goods from Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, to other Dutch cities within five years under a plan by a group of logistics and technology companies unveiled on Monday.

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