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FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days
FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days

Inside FedEx Corp.'s sorting facility, mechanical arms whir within a labyrinth of buzzing blue and yellow machinery. Cardboard boxes drop onto a conveyor belt with a thud, zipping down the line to be sorted before making it to shoppers' doorsteps for the holidays. The well-oiled sorting facility at the Los Angeles International Airport houses workers diligently preparing parcels for the busiest day in FedEx's history. "This is Super Bowl season for FedEx," said FedEx spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu. "We like to say that this time of year, Santa's elves wear purple." FedEx projections pegged the number of packages flowing through its system Monday at...

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