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  • UPS, FedEx scrambling to deliver late Christmas packages

    UPS, FedEx scrambling to deliver late Christmas packages
    A day after Christmas, UPS and FedEx are still playing Santa and scrambling to deliver packages that missed their Dec. 24 delivery deadlines.  The shipping giants blamed their tardiness on heavy holiday shipping volume and bad weather in some parts of...
  • Amazon says it sold 426 items a second on Cyber Monday

    Amazon.com sold almost 37 million items on Cyber Monday, a pace of 426 a second to be exact. The sales tally for Dec. 2 was one of a number of statistics the Seattle online retailer announced on Thursday.  It did not reveal how sales compared to...
  • Christmas delivery woes stack up for online merchants

    The crush of last-minute online shopping that stymied Christmas deliveries for thousands of people served as a harsh lesson to retailers and shippers: The ever-exploding number of Internet orders is making on-time distribution more difficult. Though...
  • Will the UPS Christmas botch make Obamacare's critics shut up?

    Will the UPS Christmas botch make Obamacare's critics shut up?
    In a just world, all the people who have piled on to the federal government for blowing the launch of healthcare.gov would take a look at the UPS Christmas Day screwup and swallow hard. But it's not a just world, so the lesson of how the nation's...
  • Amazon's Sunday delivery to spread next year

    E-commerce giant Amazon will provide Sunday package delivery at no extra cost in two key cities and plans to expand the program dramatically next year. Kelly Cheeseman, an Amazon spokeswoman, didn't say whether Baltimore would be included in that...
  • Millions of workers might dump employer plans under Obamacare: study

    Millions of workers might dump employer plans under Obamacare: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As many as 37 million Americans who receive health coverage through employers may be better off with the government-subsidized insurance plans that will be offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law for next year,...
  • Post office may need an urgent rate increase, Congress is told

    It's called snail mail because it's slow compared with its electronic competitors – and electrons, unlike humans, work for free. The U.S. Postal Service is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in...
  • How your company is watching your waistline

    How your company is watching your waistline
    Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
  • Congress still hates the U.S. Postal Service

    Two Sundays ago I was roused from my midday stupor by the doorbell. I staggered to the door to discover a big box from Amazon deposited on the stoop, and a U.S. Postal Service truck just rounding the corner on its way to make another Sunday delivery....
  • Amazon hopes drone delivery idea will fly

    Amazon hopes drone delivery idea will fly
    Overnight delivery is no longer good enough. As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later. In a...
  • Amazon is not alone: UPS, Google also testing delivery drones

    Amazon is not alone: UPS, Google also testing delivery drones
    Amazon.com made headlines this week with the announcement of Amazon Prime Air, but it isn't the only company that's testing delivery drones. Reports this week say UPS and Google are two other companies that are also testing delivery drones for their...