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NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Zimmer Holdings Inc., up $10.52 to $101.97. Caterpillar Inc., up $1.90 to $105.28.
April 24- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest courier company, reported a 12 percent fall in quarterly profit due to increased overtime and transport costs related to a colder-than-usual winter in the United States.
April 24- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest courier company, reported a 12 percent fall in quarterly profit due to higher costs related to a colder-than-usual winter the United States. Rival FedEx Corp also blamed the harsh weather for weak third-quarter results in March and cut its fiscal-year profit forecast.
April 24- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest courier company, reported a 12 percent fall in quarterly profit due to higher costs related to a severe winter in the United States. The company's net income fell to $911 million, or 98 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.03 billion, or $1.08 per share, a year earlier.
About 150 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to release results this week, in an earnings season that has been mediocre.
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FedEx CEO Fred Smith said retailers' shortcomings contributed to the mess it faced over the holidays, according to a media report.
March 19- FedEx Corp's on Wednesday said severe winter conditions had hurt quarterly earnings and revenue, prompting the world's No. 2 package delivery company to cut its fiscal-year profit forecast.
FedEx reported lower-than-expected results for the holiday quarter and gave a fiscal-year profit forecast below Wall Street estimates.
March 19- FedEx Corp on Wednesday reported lower-than-expected results for the holiday quarter and gave a fiscal-year profit forecast below Wall Street estimates, the latest in a line of companies saying they were hurt by winter storms. Shares of FedEx were down 0.2 percent at $138.29 in morning trading.
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March 5- United Parcel Service Inc is spending $70 million to add 1,000 propane trucks to its delivery fleet, the biggest bulk purchase of propane-fired vehicles yet as output of the fuel in the United States hits record highs.
March 5- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would buy 1,000 propane-fueled delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations in the United States at a total cost of about $70 million.
*Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast. UnitedHealth shares rose 3 percent to $76.01.
So far, the stock market has looked past the weather impacts on manufacturing, housing, consumer spending and even hiring.