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  • Old-school industrials offer steely guidance Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    A welder works on side assemblies for intermodal railcars at the Greenbrier Cos.' Gunderson railcar plant in Portland, Oregon.

    A number of old-school industrial companies and and multi-industry conglomerates have given investors something to cheer about with upbeat guidance.

  • Early movers: MCD, VZ, KO, UTX, HOG, CMG & more Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • UPS says U.S. rates to rise 4.9 pct as of Dec. 29 Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 20- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday that rates for its services within and between the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will rise by an average of 4.9 percent as of the end of the year. Last month, the company's main rival FedEx Corp announced a similar rate increase of 4.9 percent, which also includes shipments...

  • Merry Christmas! Hiring may hit dot-com boom level Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    A Now Hiring sign to attract seasonal employees

    Christmas season retail hiring is expected to significantly outpace the level seen in 2013.

  • Drone stunt sparks soccer riot Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:58 AM ET
    Serbia's Stefan Mitrovic grabs a flag with Albanian national symbols flown by a remotely operated drone during the Euro 2016 group I football match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade on October 14, 2014.

    A drone caused a mass brawl at an international soccer game in Europe on Tuesday evening which forced the match to be abandoned.

  • Oil slide wipes out stock market gains Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:17 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks failed to hold gains after a strong rally, as oil's late-day plunge overshadowed the bounce in tech, transports and industrials.

  • Will plunge in gas prices boost holiday retail? Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    Retail experts disagree on whether falling oil prices will bring in more foot traffic and help holiday sales.

  • Oct 8- United Parcel Service Inc has started allowing U.S. customers to collect packages from neighborhood stores or lockers to lower failed deliveries of online purchases and costs associated with them, ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. Morningstar analyst Keith Schoonmaker said access points in the United States were critical for courier...

  • Midday movers: Allergan, Deere, GoPro & More Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • CORRECTED-UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Oct 7- United Parcel Service Inc the world's biggest courier company, said it bought i-parcel LLC to strengthen its business in the fast-expanding global e-commerce market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I-parcel helps American e-commerce merchants with international delivery services in over 100 countries, UPS said.

  • UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Oct 7- United Parcel Service Inc the world's biggest courier company, said it bought i-parcel LLC to strengthen its business in the fast-expanding global e-commerce market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I-parcel helps American e-commerce merchants with international delivery services in over 93 countries, UPS said.

  • Unusual ways companies are helping the planet Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    These companies are taking unusual steps to help the planet.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 25- China said it would ease restrictions on foreign couriers seeking to deliver packages nationwide, potentially increasing competition in a fast-growing business already marked by bruising price wars.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 25- China said it would ease restrictions on foreign couriers seeking to deliver packages nationwide, potentially increasing competition in a fast-growing business already marked by bruising price wars.

  • BEIJING, Sept 24- China said on Wednesday it would ease restrictions on foreign couriers seeking to deliver packages nationwide, potentially increasing competition in a fast-growing business already marked by bruising price wars.

  • UPDATE 1-China to free up domestic courier market Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 24- China said on Wednesday it would allow qualified foreign couriers to deliver packages in its domestic market, potentially hotting up competition in a fast-growing business already marked by bruising price wars.

  • Airlines pocket $899.5M in checked-bag fees Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 PM ET
    A ground crew member loads baggage onto a Spirit Airlines plane at the San Diego International Airport.

    Fares were up more than 8 percent in the second quarter, and checked-bag fees continued to climb as well.

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 17- Workers at a FedEx Corp warehouse in western Canada have successfully unionized, the first employees besides pilots at the package delivery company to organize in North America, a local Teamsters union said on Wednesday.

  • Sept 17- Department store operator Kohl's Corp said it is hiring more than 67,000 workers for the holiday selling season, about 34 percent more than what it recruited last season. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin- based retailer had hired about 50,000 seasonal employees for the 2013 holiday season.

  • FedEx delivers: Earnings beat expectations Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    FedEx reported a 24 percent rise in profit as the delivery company benefited from higher volumes in both its express and ground businesses.