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Monday is one of the busiest days of the year for one of the world’s largest carrier companies. If you want to get your gifts beneath the tree in time, the deadlines are quickly approaching. The company expects to ship the most packages ever in...
Tags: FedEx Corporation
Despite an eight-day port strike that in effect shut down seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, import cargo volume is expected to increase 3.9% in December, according to a retail group. A monthly Global Port Tracker report released Monday...
A weekend strike by dockworkers from Maine to Texas was averted Friday after union and management negotiators settled a major sticking point and extended the contract deadline until Feb. 6 to hammer out the rest of a long-term deal. The announcement came...
You are not alone if you still haven't finished your holiday shopping. Some people are looking for deals, and some are just last minute shoppers. But it might surprise you how much people are spending who's shelling out more this holiday season. Alan...
This post has been updated. See below for details.Economic prognosticators spent the end of 2012 fretting about looming spending cuts and toxic tax increases. Consumers, however, spent it shopping. Retail sales across the nation rose 0.5% to $415.7 billion in December as Americans put fiscal cliff...
Across the country, a sudden shift is taking place. Bobbie Cleave, a retired teacher in Utah, has put off plans to get a badly needed car. Brian Chandler, a data manager in metro Atlanta, is delaying buying a house, despite needing space for his...
The nation's retailers are among those most relieved that the 8-day-old strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is over. Although the movement of goods to the U.S. from Asia for the holiday season had been largely completed weeks ago, the...
Tags: Barack Obama
Big, round numbers always get people's attention. Numbers such as $1 billion, which has been bandied about as the economic loss per day nationally from the eight-day strike that shut down most of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. That figure...
The Hartford CourantYou'd think, considering what I do for a living, my holiday shopping would be done by August, my presents neatly wrapped by Thanksgiving and come Christmas Eve, I'd be sipping eggnog and watching "It's A Wonderful Life." You'd be wrong. Instead, I...
WSBT-TVThe countdown to Christmas is on, and nowhere is that more evident than in the retail world. There are now just 2 more shopping days until Christmas. Saturday was dubbed "Super Saturday." It was expected to be the busiest retail day of 2012, even...
Tags: Religious Festivals, Holidays
Talks have broken down between the union representing nearly 15,000 East Coast and Gulf longshoremen and the group representing shippers and port operators, with little more than a week to go before their contract expires. Meeting Tuesday in Newark, N.J....
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