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Stocks United Parcel Service Inc

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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.

  • Stocks came off their worst levels but still finished narrowly mixed Tuesday, after a handful of disappointing economic news weighed on the market. Despite the session's lackluster performance, the Dow and S&P are still posted their best January since 1997. In addition, all three major averages logged their best monthly gains since October.

  • United Parcel Service delivered strong fourth-quarter earnings and a sign the U.S. economy is improving, Morgan Keegan managing director Art Hatfield told CNBC Tuesday.

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    Bottom line about earnings Tuesday: not a disaster, but no big beats. And with the S&P rallying 4.1 percent this month, that is a problem.

  • UPS 2012 Profit Forecast Tops Estimates

    A breakdown of UPS earnings, with Jeff Kauffman, Sterne, Agee & Leach analyst.

  • U.S. stock index futures held their early gains Tuesday as investors seemed unfazed following a report that showed home prices continued to decline. Futures were buoyed by renewed hopes for a deal between Greece and private sector creditors, and after the approval of a new euro zone budget discipline pact.

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

  • UPS Earnings Show Economic Improvement

    UPS Q4 earnings shows revenues came in slightly lower than expected but because volume is better than expected it shows the economy is improving slightly, says Arthur Hatfield, Morgan Keegan transportation analyst.

  • TheStreet.com details a few stocks that could "beat the postman" as parcel and message carriers replace the bag carrier, including UPS and FedEx.

  • Apple iPhone 4S

    Apple once bragged that its products were made in America. But it has since moved most its massive manufacturing operation overseas, raising questions about what corporate America owes Americans.

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    I’m a big proponent of rightsizing personal finances to match one’s goals and desired lifestyle, with the ultimate aim of a seamless transition to retirement. That’s right: retirement.

  • Transports have surged more than 15 percent in the fourth quarter, but what does the road ahead look like heading into 2012?

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    For many online shoppers, a free shipping offer is the holy grail of deals; it's what makes people click the “buy” button. And today, the fourth annual Free Shipping Day, could mean banner sales for the more than 2,200 merchants that have signed on. But is there a dark side to free shipping?

  • FedEx's outperforming second-quarter earnings are the beginning of a hot streak for the logistics services company, says Arthur Hatfield, Morgan Keegan transportation analyst.

  • FedEx Delivers Positive Earnings

    FedEx's Q2 earnings beat estimates as the logistic services company reports a ten percent revenue growth. Insight with Arthur Hatfield, Morgan Keegan transportation analyst.

  • If you’re shopping for shipping stocks, one company stands out to a “Fast Money” analyst: FedEx.

  • Just four years ago, 11.5 million packages went through FedEx on December 12th. Today, that number is 17 million. CNBC's Brian Shactman says companies like Zappos and ProFlowers have even built distribution hubs next to UPS and FedEx for more efficient delivery.

  • FedEx Ship Shape for Holiday Season

    CNBC's Brian Shactman has the story on how FedEx has prepared for its busiest shipping day of the year.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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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.