UPS posts 4Q results hurt by holiday shipping woes

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    UPS posts 4Q results hurt by holiday shipping woes - Yahoo

    UPS earned $1.2 billion in the fourth-quarter but a last-minute surge in holiday shipments drove up costs and hurt results.

    UPS was undone in December by a big increase in online shopping and a crush of last-minute orders by shoppers who jumped on offers of free shipping until the final days before Christmas. An unusually late Thanksgiving added to UPS' challenge by shrinking the traditional shopping-and-shipping season by several days.