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  • Bomb Explosion FedEx San Antonio, TX

    03/20/2018 2:59:38 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 118 replies
  • Napa purveyor of heirloom beans drops FedEx due to its NRA ties

    03/09/2018 1:18:23 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 76 replies
    Napa Valley Register ^ | Mar 9, 2018 | JENNIFER HUFFMAN
    Steve Sando, the owner of Rancho Gordo New World Specialty Food, spends more than half a million dollars each year shipping his heirloom beans to destinations worldwide. Until Monday, FedEx shipped the lion’s share. But not anymore. Sando, who said he was fed up with gun violence, stopped using FedEx as his main shipper. Sando said he could no longer work with FedEx because it provides discounts to National Rifle Association members. “The NRA is a really powerful machine that doesn’t allow dialog about gun violence,” said Sando.
  • FedEx won't cut ties with NRA

    02/27/2018 8:32:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/27/2018 | Brett Samuels
    FedEx announced Monday it will not cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), despite pressure to do so after a mass shooting at a Florida high school. The shipping giant added that it still opposes civilian access to assault weapons. “FedEx views assault rifles and large capacity magazines as an inherent potential danger to schools, workplaces, and communities when such weapons are misused. We therefore support restricting them to the military,” the company said in a statement. FedEx responds to questions on the National Rifle Association, gun safety and policy — FedEx (@FedEx) February 26, 2018 However,...
  • FedEx Backs Away From NRA: Restrict ‘Assault Weapons’ To Military

    02/26/2018 11:25:36 PM PST · by familyop · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 26, 2018 | Jena Greene
    FedEx has been under increasing pressure to disassociate its close ties with the NRA after several large companies like Delta, United, Enterprise and MetLife have done in the wake of the Parkland, FL shooting earlier this month. And while the company hasn’t overtly announced it will break ties with the National Rifle Association, it released a Twitter statement on Monday evening indicating the shipping behemoth is at least leaning that direction. “FedEx Corporation’s positions on the issues of gun policy and safety differ from those of the National Rifle Association (NRA). FedEx opposes assault rifles being in the hands of...
  • FedEx: We’re Keeping Our NRA Discount Program In Place, TYVM

    02/26/2018 5:29:06 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    HotAir ^ | February 26, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    In a press release issued on Monday afternoon, the logistics giant "responded to questions on the National Rifle Association, Gun Safety and Policy." FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views. The NRA is one of hundreds of organizations in our alliances/association Marketing program whose members receive discounted rates for FedEx shipping. FedEx has never set or changed rates for any of our millions of customers around the world in response to their politics, beliefs or positions...
  • FedEx won't drop NRA from discount program

    02/26/2018 2:50:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 26, 2018 | Reuters
    FedEx Corp said on Monday it would allow the National Rifle Association (NRA) to continue using a discount program but said it opposed sales of assault rifles. The package delivery company's statement comes as major corporations are under pressures to sever marketing and other ties with the NRA in the aftermath of the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school.
  • Parkland Student Hogg: FedEx Must Drop NRA Support or We’ll “Take Care” of Them

    02/24/2018 9:13:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 141 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is fame giving delusions of grandeur to David Hogg, the Parkland student who’s become a media celebrity as an advocate of more gun control? During a long interview with Joy Reid on her MSNBC show today, Hogg at one point looked directly into the camera and said that in contrast with several other companies that had offered discounts to NRA members: “FedEx still has not dropped their deal with the NRA. The CEO is one of the biggest donors to the NRA. And we have to take care of them. And as a result, if they aren’t going to, we’re...
  • Fedex Or WalMart: My package was stolen by sending to Brownsville, TN

    02/22/2018 4:33:33 PM PST · by topher · 39 replies
    Brownsville, Tennessee is not far from Fedex Headquarters in Memphis. And it is close but much farther from Bentonville, Arkansas (WalMart Headquarters). I was suprised to see a package I ordered delivered, and when I checked I could not find it. On checking the tracking information, it went (via Fedex) to Brownsville, Tennessee (in Western Tennessee off I-40 close to Memphis). In this day and age, I believe it is more likely that one Obama's children, or Al Gore's Dixie Mafia was involved. It also means that when someone STEALS something like this in this day and age, it can...
  • FedEx Invests $3.2 Billion in Employee Pay Raises, Bonuses, Benefits & Jobs in Light of Tax Reform

    01/26/2018 11:01:43 AM PST · by Thalean · 19 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Jan 26, 2018 | Editorial Staff
    FedEx joins the growing list of companies who are celebrating the GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by sharing the profits with employees, and investing in America. Today, FedEx announced that it will invest over $3.2 billion in bonuses, wage increases, employee benefits, and new jobs. The official announcement states that FedEx will: "Over $200 million in increased compensation, about two-thirds of which will go to hourly team members by advancing 2018 annual pay increases by six months to April 1st from the normal October date. The remainder will fund increases in performance- based incentive plans for salaried personnel. A...
  • Judge Puts the Brakes on FedEx Suit Over 'Highjacked' Account

    01/03/2018 12:24:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Daily Report ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Greg Land
    U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash dismissed a lawsuit claiming a man defrauded FedEx by accessing a corporate shipping account offering discounted rates, then charging third parties higher rates to ship items.A federal judge has dumped claims that FedEx Corp. was defrauded of more than $1.5 million by a man who “highjacked” a corporate account offering discounted shipping rates, then charged third parties inflated rates to pocket a profit. The ruling lets defendant Dimitar Petlechkov off the hook for FedEx’s claims for fraud, unjust enrichment and tortious interference with business relations, but he still faces criminal charges in Tennessee, where FedEx...
  • IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

    02/01/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/17 | Spencer S. Hsu
    An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 allegedly participated in a meth ring with others in Arizona and on Long Island between about September 2014 and January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. Public records show Vitayanon living in the U Street corridor. In the criminal complaint, prosecutors noted that during one alleged transaction, Vitayanon directed a buyer to make a cash deposit of $1,650 to...
  • BREAKING: FedEx Just Announced the Fate of Driver Who Fought Off Flag Protesters

    01/28/2017 7:00:24 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 65 replies ^ | January 28, 2017 | Tribunist Staff
    A FedEx driver in Iowa City, Iowa simply could not sit idly by when he saw a group of protesters setting fire to an American flag on the city’s cold streets yesterday afternoon. The man, identified as Matt Uhrin, leaped from his truck with a fire extinguisher, put out the fire, and took one of the flags. Uhrin then tried to take a second flag from the protesters, but he wasn’t successful. However, he was able to use his fire extinguisher to prevent the protesters from burning it. During that altercation, Uhrin got into a physical altercation with a couple...
  • FedEx delivery driver lauded as a hero after stopping protesters from lighting American....

    01/28/2017 3:25:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies ^ | January 28, 2017 | staff
    FULL TITLE: FedEx delivery driver lauded as a hero after stopping protesters from lighting American flags on fire A FedEx delivery man is being praised as a patriot for stopping a group of protesters from lighting American flags on fire. Matt Uhrin intervened twice during a small protest against racial and social injustices in Iowa City, Iowa, as the group set the stars and stripes alight. He can be seen on video scuffling with protesters and wrestling the flag from them as he uses a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.
  • California Storm Video featuring the good folks who take care of us all

    01/12/2017 10:24:21 AM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    CHP-Truckee ^ | 1.11.17 | Website
    Everyone knows of the giant storm that is burying the Sierras. This short video was taken on frozen Highway 80 near Donner Pass
  • FedEx: Not Just Delivering Packages, But Beating Arrogant Federal Prosecutors

    06/30/2016 8:42:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 29, 2016 | George Leef
    The U.S. Department of Justice has put little if any effort into investigating the IRS over its targeting of conservative groups (even single individuals, such as Professor Mary Grabar, for daring to oppose Common Core), but it has the resources for far-fetched prosecutions of business officials for alleged criminal activity. One such case recently crashed after almost two years of legal skirmishing in federal district court. The crime the feds were going after was an imaginary conspiracy between FedEx FDX -0.41% officials and online pharmacies to ship sleep aids, sedatives, painkillers and other medications to customers who didn’t have valid...
  • FedEx employee falls asleep, is shipped with packages to Texas

    04/18/2016 3:09:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    Fox4kc ^ | 04/18/2016 | Stephen Ganey
    <p>LUBBOCK, Texas — There are probably more than a few of us out there who have nodded off at work. For one sleepy FedEx employee, a seemingly harmless nap landed him in a bit of a bind when he woke up several states over.</p>
  • Holiday disaster looms as UPS, FedEx overloaded after online shopping soars

    12/12/2015 9:12:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Hayley Peterson
    An unexpected surge in online purchases is putting pressure on UPS and FedEx to get packages out on time this holiday season, and that could result in extra costs for retailers. Retailers like Target broke online-sales records on Thanksgiving Day and the following Monday this year after luring shoppers with discounts. Broadly, online sales from the long weekend totaled $11 billion this year, according to Adobe Digital Index.
  • Uber finally unleashes its FedEx killer, Uber Rush

    10/14/2015 7:51:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/2015 | Biz Carson
    The next time you order a burrito, it may be delivered by an Uber driver. On Wednesday, Uber is graduating its Uber Rush pilot from an experiment to a business. First launched in 2014, the Uber Rush trial let users hail a courier from the company's app, as you would a regular Uber ride, and track the approaching messenger. When Business Insider tried the New York City pilot, a reporter had a raincoat she forgot at a meeting picked up and dropped off within 20 minutes for $11. That was an extraneous and frivolous use, however — most individuals don't...
  • Jordan Spieth one round from $10 million after taking lead at Tour Championship (Jordan Wins)

    09/26/2015 2:02:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2015 | Doug Ferguson/AP
    ATLANTA — Jordan Spieth already has the best year in golf. He’s one round away from having the richest year in golf history. Spieth battled through a tough, rainy Saturday at the Tour Championship and overtook Henrik Stenson by one shot with a 2-under-par 68.
  • Fed Ex Freight trailers catch fire in Grand Junction

    06/19/2015 11:04:13 AM PDT · by dware · 31 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 06.19.2015 | Crispin Havener
    Grand Junction, CO- A fire closed down a road in Grand Junction for more than an hour early Friday morning on 22 Road between Highway 6 & 50 and H Road. Three semi trailers full of new urinal cakes caught fire at the Fed Ex ground terminal about 4:20 a.m.