FedEx Announces Billion-Dollar Expansion at Memphis Headquarters

FedEx Memphis World Hub Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. will invest more than $1 billion to modernize its Memphis, Tenn.-based headquarters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 15, 2018
Business, TCA

FedEx Employees Help Give Former Slave Cemetery in Texas Needed Makeover

The City of Irving via YouTube

Jammie Simon can point to the tree where the body of his great-grandfather, Minnie Shelton, was laid to rest. But like many of the nearly 200 former slaves and others buried at Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery in Irving, Texas, Simon’s great-grandfather, the former owner of the burial ground, no longer has a tombstone.

Elvia Limón | The Dallas Morning News
March 14, 2018

FedEx, UPS Trade Barbs Over NRA Ties After Florida Shooting

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

The two biggest U.S. couriers are at pains to point out the other’s close relationship with the National Rifle Association.

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2018
Business, TCA

FedEx Says It Backs Assault Rifle Ban, but Won’t Cease Business With NRA Due to Politics

Mark Lennihan/AP

Overnight shipping giant FedEx defended its business relationship with the National Rifle Association Feb. 26, saying the gun group is just another client whose politics they ignore.

Leonard Greene | New York Daily News
February 27, 2018

FedEx Stays Silent While Calls Mount for Boycott Over NRA Discounts

Mark Lennihan/AP

FedEx Corp., operator of the world’s largest cargo airline, has given no sign of budging from the discounts on shipping it offers to members of the National Rifle Association, even as social-media calls for a boycott mount following the deadly school shooting in Florida.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018

Analysis: Amazon’s Delivery Dream Is a Nightmare for FedEx and UPS

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Amazon’s ambition has been in plain sight for years. The company has built its own network of merchandise warehouses and package sorting centers. It enlisted its own airplanes and truck trailers to transport cargo. It registered to move freight across oceans, and in dozens of cities it tapped couriers to deliver packages directly to shoppers’ doors.

Shira Ovide | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Business, TCA

FedEx Looks to Fill 800 Part-Time Jobs at World Hub

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

A FedEx Express job fair is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at 2874 Business Park Drive, Building D, near Memphis International Airport.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 31, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Freight Enlists Industry Effort to Train Drivers to Combat Human Trafficking

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FedEx Freight is joining forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to train drivers to help fight human trafficking.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 30, 2018
Business, Logistics

FedEx to Borrow $1.5 Billion for Contribution to Pension Plan After Tax Changes

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FedEx Corp. is borrowing $1.5 billion to fund a contribution to its pension plan that it announced after the passage of U.S. tax law changes.

Molly Smith | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2018
Government, Business

FedEx to Spend $3.2 Billion in Tax Reform Savings on Staff, Operations

FedEx Worker Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

FedEx Corp. ramped up staff pay boosts and corporate investments arising from the December passage of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, saying it would spend more than $3.2 billion to increase employee compensation, bulk up the company’s pension plan and invest in several of its hubs.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2018