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The U.S. Postal Service's announcement that it plans to stop delivering most mail on Saturdays is likely to have an effect on the business world. The Postal Service said it made the announcement Wednesday -- about six months in advance of implementing a...
It was a promising plan while it lasted: United Parcel Service Inc. would send its brown-suited army scuttling throughout Europe after paying $6.8 billion to acquire Dutch delivery competitor TNT Express. But then the European Commission, the...
With a little over two weeks left before Christmas, it's crunch time for shoppers –- and shippers too. FedEx is projecting that it will have its busiest shipping day of the year Monday, delivering an estimated 19 million packages worldwide and...
The United Parcel Service Inc.’s brown-suited hordes will have even more access to Europe once the delivery giant’s new $6.8 billion deal with Dutch company TNT Express goes through. Hoofddorp, Netherlands-based TNT agreed to be bought by UPS...
L.A. at HomeOnline shopping versus brick and mortar: Studies show that despite the packaging and delivery trucks associated with shopping online, it's usually still a greener way to shop than driving to a local brick and mortar store....
Deep in the Amazon, in a village accessible only by boat, river dwellers for generations have survived off fish, sparse crops and nuts from the forest. Now they have a new resource: debit cards. "If money increases, then life gets better," said...
L.A. NOWFederal officials today dealt a blow to a decades-long fight to restrict nighttime flights at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The Federal Aviation Administration rejected a request by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for a curfew. The FAA...
Top of the TicketWhat can brown do for you? Some think it should be: What can your government do for brown? Opposition to an otherwise innocuous reauthorization bill from the Federal Aviation Administration is showing up around the web. The United Parcel Service......
Opponents of the main Democratic proposals for healthcare reform warn that consumers would be stopped from getting the care they need when they need it. President Obama's plan is "rationing," one political strategist blogged. It's an unrealistic...
Brand XDeep in the Amazon, in a village accessible only by boat, river dwellers for generations have survived off fish, sparse crops and nuts from the forest.Now they have a new resource: debit cards. "If money increases, then life gets better," said Deodato...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSwelling airline fees are wiping out traveling surfers' hopes of catching the next big wave. Some airlines are now charging surfers as much as $300 to take along a surfboard. That's significantly higher than the $15 fee that big carriers began charging...
A magician who claimed he transported himself in a crate aboard a cargo plane from upstate New York to Las Vegas and posted videos detailing the "trip" online now admits it was an elaborate hoax. "It was a publicity stunt right from the start," Wade...
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