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    The Postal Service has been identifying ways to cope with the decline of traditional mail over the years, only to have companies — and ultimately Congress — object. The New York Times reports.

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    The hole in the pension plans of US labor unions now stands at $369 billion, Credit Suisse has calculated with the aid of new reporting standards. This raises the prospect of higher pension contributions for employers and deteriorating industrial relations. The Financial Times reports.

  • Amazon.com

    In a logistics debut, Amazon acquired order fulfillment company Kiva Systems. So will it add FedEx or United Parcel Service to its list of rivals? The competition has already begun, says Ben Schachter, Internet analyst at McQuarie Securities.

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    A new Web-based portal has been created to help small businesses gain access to more than $300 billion in combined supply-chain spending by a consortium of 15 of America’s largest corporations.

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    Snap-on Tools is one of several franchises that have been offering financial discounts and special training for veterans who are looking to transition back to civilian life.

  • Stocks closed in negative territory Thursday, on track to log its worst week this year, as economic concerns over China and the euro zone overshadowed a better-than-expected jobless claims report.

  • FedEx Q3 Results

    A breakdown of FedEx earnings and the impact of fuel prices on transportation, with John Barnes, RBC Capital Markets managing director.

  • When FedEx reports earnings and holds its conference call Thursday, Jefferies analyst Peter Nesvold will be waiting to hear how fuel costs affected the bottom line.

  • UPS truck & driver

    Stifel Nicolaus downgraded UPS in a research note on Tuesday, saying the company’s upside potential is limited in the near-term due to its impending merger with TNT Express.

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    Take a look at some of Tuesday morning’s early movers:

  • Stocks eased off their best levels in the final minutes of trading Monday but still managed to eke out a small gain, following a sharp rally from the previous week.

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    The Street is enamored with the old "sell in May and go away" philosophy; everyone seems poised for a sell-off, or at least a consolidation. Never mind that many of those spouting these clichés have lost a ton keeping their short positions on for the last couple months: The economy is just not improving the way everyone keeps saying, they insist, and dammit I am going to be right — at some point.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Monday as investors took a breather after strong gains last week.

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    Take a look at some of Monday morning’s early movers:

  • Stocks finished flat in a lackluster session Friday, but the major averages posted impressive weekly gains, with the Dow and S&P logging their best gains for the week since last December.

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    Take a look at some of Friday morning's early movers:

  • Apple Store

    Apple says it has “created or supported” 514,000 American jobs, including those of delivery drivers. The New York Times reports.

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    Remember that YouTube video by a guy who sang a song about United Airlines breaking his guitars? Well, now he’s turned his viral fame into a business — the business of helping other victimized customers get their complaints heard, too.

  • Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, shows examples of divergence among stocks in the same sector.

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    If your long-term plan is to keep working, investing and living where you are until the day you retire, and then change your lifestyle and financial life, you are practicing what I call “cliff living”—living one way until you abruptly leave the world of work, then leaping to a whole new level of life and finances.