Businesses are locating distribution centers next to UPS and FedEx in order to be able to ship products even faster. CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the secret to speedy shipping.
The busiest day of the year has arrived for shoppers like FedEx and UPS. Insight on how many employees the companies plan to hire ahead of the holiday shipping season, with Urs Dur, Lazard Capital Markets.
CNBC's Brian Shactman has the story on how FedEx has prepared for its busiest shipping day of the year.
After being whipped around for weeks by developments in Europe, markets may turn their attention to the U.S. economy and the Fed meeting.
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An estimated 103 million Americans shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, exceeding the pre-Thanksgiving projection of 89 million shoppers.
Gene Huang, FedEx chief economist, discusses the state of the global economy and how his company plans to deliver profits this holiday season.
BGI, based in China, is the world’s largest genomics research institute, with 167 DNA sequencers producing the equivalent of 2,000 human genomes a day, the New York Times reports.
Like Black Friday and Cyber Monday before it, Small Business Saturday is looking to reel in shoppers with special promotions. This day, however, didn't grow organically, but is being sponsored by American Express. By promoting the event with a Amex card discount, the credit card company can benefit as much as the small businesses it is looking to help.
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People often joke about how much waiting for the cable guy and other service people is costing them — in time and billable hours. Well now, someone has actually done the math.
Given the weak earnings showings from these tech favorites, investors may be wary of taking steps into this sector. Shunning technology, however, is not the best strategy going forward. This is especially true now that the holiday season is nearly upon us.
Toys ‘R Us is bringing back a popular loyalty program from last holiday season, and now it plans to sweeten the deal even further for customers who spend more than $200 between Oct. 30 and Dec. 24.
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FedEx says it expects record shipping volumes between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. How should you trade it?
FedEx says it expects record shipping volumes between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, estimating around 260 million packages, which is 12% more than 2010. So is now a good time to buy the stock? Urs Dur, Lazard analyst, upgraded Fedex Monday to buy from neutral.
Analysts have been raising their predictions for holiday spending ever since the back-to-school shopping season was stronger than most had expected. But the people who work at the companies that ship and transport retailers’ goods are not nearly as optimistic about holiday sales. The New York Times reports.
Sheila Harrell started her career at FedEx unloading packages; today she's in charge of 6,000 customer relations representatives around the world.