UPS, DHL still talking, but will deal be reached?

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    UPS, DHL still talking, but will deal be reached? - Business Week

    UPS Inc.'s talks with DHL about carrying some of its air packages have gone into overtime, raising questions about whether a deal will ultimately be struck.

    When the talks were announced last May, DHL said it expected to finalize a contract by the end of 2008. Three weeks into 2009, the parties continue to talk, but with a new wrinkle in the mix.

    DHL no longer will offer U.S. domestic-only air and ground services as of Jan. 30, though it has said international shipping to and from the U.S. would continue. The move, announced in November, could greatly scale back the possible venture between UPS and DHL, the fourth-largest shipper of packages in the U.S.