US stocks rise as traders size up new US tariffs on China

U.S. stocks rose in early trading Tuesday as investors weighed the White House's decision to impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods beginning next week. Gains in technology, energy an...

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___ How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals LONDON (AP) — A raft of recent cyber-security firms and governments now cite the rising trend of 'cr...

Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them. The online retailer launched a new program this week that helps people in the United States start their own busines...

Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street

SEATTLE (AP) — Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a brown UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van. The ...

FedEx profit rises on increase in volume, shipping rates

Higher rates, tax benefits and steady business fueled by economic growth helped FedEx Corp. boost its fourth-quarter profit 10 percent to $1.13 billion. Chairman and CEO Fred Smith s...

PerkinElmer Acquires Shanghai Spectrum Instruments Co., Ltd.

SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced that it has acquired Shanghai Spectrum Instruments Co., Ltd. ...

Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is reporting another quarterly loss. That's because strong gains in package deliveries were outweighed by an unrelenting decline in mail volume and the costs ...

California ruling to give more workers benefits, experts say

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court has limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can't receive key employment protecti...

UPS: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

ATLANTA (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. is reporting first-quarter earnings of $1.35 billion. The Atlanta company said it had net income of $1.55 per share. The r...

Q&A: Trump, the post office and Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — A task force will study the U.S. Postal Service under an executive order from President Donald Trump, who has spent weeks criticizing online retailer Amazon and accused it of not payin...

Trump convenes task force to study US Postal System

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order establishing a task force to study the United States Postal System. Trump says in the order that the USPS is on...

Video shows Taiwanese temps tossing PChome packages for fun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are outraged after video surfaced of contract workers at a logistical shipping center tossing and kicking packages for fun. A user of the Facebook group B...

Trump goes after Amazon _ again _ over postal delivery

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer Amazon.com, calling its deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpa...

President Trump goes after a favorite target, Amazon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after Amazon again. Trump tweeted Thursday: "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay...

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___ US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street capped a day of wild swings with a late-afternoon rally that sent the Dow...