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Possible Shutdown Looms Over West Coast Ports as Two Sides Engage in Brinksmanship  Feb 05, 2015 5:51 PM By Mike O'Brien

Barring a major breakthrough, a crippling West Coast port shutdown could happen in 5-10 days, costing the economy $2 billion per day, according to the NRF.

Staples Acquiring Office Depot for $6.3 Billion  Feb 04, 2015 3:26 PM By MCM Staff

Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Office Depot in a deal worth $6.3 billion.

Macy’s, Inc. Agrees to Acquire Bluemercury  Feb 04, 2015 3:01 PM By MCM Staff

Macy’s, Inc. to grow its beauty business and enhance customer offerings in standalone Bluemercury specialty locations, in digital channels and in Macy’s stores.

UPS To Add Peak Season Surcharges, Seeking to Offset Operating Costs  Feb 03, 2015 1:04 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS CEO David Abney said the company will add peak season surcharges on residential deliveries to recoup network investments and improve operating results.

Retailers Support Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act  Feb 03, 2015 12:00 PM By MCM Staff

The National Retail Federation expressed strong support for legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act to legislators today.

Brennan Starts Role as New U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General  Feb 03, 2015 11:28 AM By Mike O'Brien

Megan J. Brennan officially becomes the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1, succeeding Patrick R. Donahoe.

UPS, FedEx Increase Fuel Surcharge Rates  Feb 02, 2015 4:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Effective Feb. 2, UPS raised its fuel surcharge rates for ground and air services, as did rival FedEx.

Lands’ End Gets a New Leader  Feb 02, 2015 1:39 PM By Tim Parry

Lands’ End, Inc. has named Federica Marchionni as its Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 17. See what this means for the retailer.

Jet.com Is an Ecommerce David Taking on Amazon’s Goliath  Jan 30, 2015 1:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

Jet.com, a disruptive startup based in Montclair, NJ, is going after Amazon by taking a new approach that allows sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on price by using a system that finds and exploits cost efficiencies in the ecommerce fulfillment process.

Amazon Triples Items Eligible for Free Shipping  Jan 28, 2015 2:07 PM By Mike O'Brien

By lifting a restriction that required all items in an order to come from the same seller to qualify for free shipping, Amazon has more than tripled the number of items that qualify for the benefit.






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