FedEx Fights U.S. in Online-Pharmacy Probe After UPS Deal

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    FedEx Fights U.S. in Online-Pharmacy Probe After UPS Deal - Bloomberg

    The latest fight against a government investigation that might compromise customer privacy isn’t coming from a phone or Internet company. It’s coming from FedEx Corp. (FDX)

    The operator of the world’s largest cargo airline vows to fight any charges that may result from a federal investigation into drug shipments by illegal online pharmacies -- bucking both government investigators and rival United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), which settled similar allegations.

    FedEx finds itself a target of a criminal probe after decades of working with law enforcement agencies to combat attempts to use its network illegally. An indictment or prosecution would threaten a basic tenet of the shipping business -- not opening customers’ packages to see what’s inside, FedEx said.