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  • Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    ATLANTA— UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season— an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.

  • Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees ahead of an expected surge in package deliveries through the holiday shopping season.

  • Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it's needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs.

  • Glance: The biggest IPOs in history Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, which would value the company at $163 billion. 1. Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. raised $22.12 billion in its June 2010 debut in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

  • Target hacker attacked more than 1K other US firms Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    A customer uses a credit card scanner at a Target store in Miami.

    More than 1,000 US businesses were affected by the cyberattack that hit cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores, NYT.

  • Stop, hacker! What retailers (and consumers) can do Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Hackers have uncovered flaws and infected UPS, SuperValu, Target and Albertsons's with malware. What can retailers change?

  • Early movers: SHLD, HRL, DLTR, HTZ, F, UPS & more Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • What's on Cramer's radar as Russia rattles bulls? Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    If you believe tensions in Russia will ultimately be resolved peacefully, the following 4 stocks may belong your radar.

  • TORONTO, Aug 15- More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails.

  • Why is Cramer thrilled UPS slashed its forecast? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    UPS slashed its earnings forecast a few weeks ago, and Cramer couldn’t be happier. Really.

  • UPS, Fedex get OK to expand to more China cities Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    UPS and FedEx have received licenses in China to extend express package services to Beijing and other cities without needing joint-venture partners.

  • Early movers: WMT, KSS, GE, UPS, AMGN, GMCR & more Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:40 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • New twists ahead for your employer's health plan Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The nation's largest employers are projecting health-benefits costs will rise 6.5 percent in 2015, according to a new survey from NBGH.

  • What will your shopping list be in 25 years? Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Advancing technology and demographic trends will likely continue to change the consumer purchase landscape in the next 25 years. Here's how.

  • TOKYO, July 30- Asian shares touched a six-and-half-year peak while the dollar held steady against the euro on Wednesday, as investors awaited key U.S. data as well as a U.S.

  • TOKYO, July 30- Asian shares were subdued while the dollar held steady near an eight-month high against the euro on Wednesday, as investors awaited key U.S. data as well as a U.S. The Fed will not be updating its economic forecasts and Chair Janet Yellen will not hold a press conference, keeping investors' focus squarely on the statement.

  • Cramer: Converging developments trouble for bulls Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Cramer is seeing troublesome developments all over the market. "We have to face some facts here," he said.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- World equity markets fell on Tuesday while the dollar reached eight-month highs against the euro on expectations of positive U.S. economic data and a more hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve.

  • *Merck up as results beat expectations, but Pfizer slips. United Parcel Service shares fell 3.7 percent to $98.86 after the world's biggest courier company slashed its earnings forecast for the year due to spending to boost capacity. Rival shipping company FedEx Corp was down 1.6 percent at $147.14.