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    Published on 11-08-2013 07:21 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers UPS Spends $1 Billion a Year on Big Data: For What? - Bloomberg

    David Barnes, chief information officer at United Parcel Service Inc., says the company is using data from customers, drivers and vehicles in a new route guidance system that will save time and money. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
    Published on 11-07-2013 06:38 PM

    UPS Info for UPSers Floyd County man learning to walk again - WBDJ

    Dedrick "D" Rose (UPS Roanoke Driver) broke his neck on Christmas day 2012 while playing with his young son. He is the single father of a 2nd grader and needs help with medical expenses and nursing care.

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    Dedrick "D" Rose is the nicest, friendliest UPS driver that you could hope to meet. He delivers heartwarming smiles along with your packages. He always leaves you laughing. On Christmas Day, 2012, D climbed a fence to retrieve his son's helicopter. He fell off of the fence and broke his neck, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. He spent many months in The Shephard Spinal Cord Rehab Center in Georgia, far away from his family and friends in Roanoke Virginia and surrounding areas. D had several surgeries and made promising progress. D is a fighter and will work hard to recover. With his faith and support of friends, I know that he will be able to concentrate on his son and his rehab. With help from donations, D will be able to pay the nurse who takes care of him 6 days a week. He needs a handicap accessible van so twice weekly trips to therapy will be easier. Let's deliver for D.

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    UPS Info for UPSers The UPS Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares.

    The dividend is payable December 4, 2013, to shareowners of record on November 18, 2013.

    The Board also approved the filing of a shelf registration statement authorizing the issuance of debt and equity securities. The filing replaces the Company's expiring shelf registration statement that was filed in November 2010.

    Earlier this year, the UPS Board increased the regular quarterly dividend by nearly 9% to the current level of $0.62 per share. UPS's dividend has more than tripled since 2000, growing at a compounded annual rate of 10.5%.
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    Published on 11-07-2013 06:59 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers U.S. Postal Service Predicts Record Holiday — FedEx and UPS Will Shine - Yahoo

    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) expects to ship 15 billion pieces of mail and packages between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. USPS management claims this will be a record. The number represents a surge of 12% from last year. Although it will not be nearly enough to lift the USPS out of its dismal financial shape, it is a sign that shipping activity across the industry will be strong. That is particularly good news for United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and FedEx Corp. (FDX), which expect a good year, and the USPS forecast supports that.
    Published on 11-06-2013 06:51 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers UPS to pay $70K to settle religious discrimination suit - Atlanta Business Chronicle

    Atlanta-based United Parcel Service, Inc. has agreed to pay $70,000 to settle a religious discrimination suit filed by a former employee and Jehovah’s Witness, who said the company would not change his schedule to allow him to attend an annual religious service, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    The EEOC contends the refusal to grant the request for a schedule accommodation and the decision to terminate the claimant constituted religious discrimination.

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