UPS fires warning shot across the bow of the stock market and the Fed

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    UPS fires warning shot across the bow of the stock market and the Fed - Marketwatch

    United Parcel Service Inc. has fired warning shots across the bow of the Federal Reserve and the stock market, by saying that U.S. economic growth appears to be slowing.

    The package-delivery giant’s cautious outlook runs counter to what Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said earlier this month, when she told Congress she expects the U.S. economy to keep strengthening enough for the central bank to raise interest rates “at some point this year.” The Fed’s outlook could become clearer when it releases its latest monetary policy statement on Wednesday.

    It also suggests investors should take the relative weakness in UPS stock, as well as the Dow Jones Transportation Average, more seriously, as a warning that a much bigger selloff may be on the horizon for the broader market.