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Q&A: Farmers, Shippers Wary Of Winter’s Fallout

While winter has been unforgiving to most of the Midwest, the next several months will dictate the season’s impact on all-important sectors, such as shipping and farming. Fast-melting snow in the northern Midwest likely won’t be able to soak into the frozen ground.

02/15/2014

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FedEx 2Q Net Income Misses Estimates

Rate increases helped FedEx Corp. post net income that was 14 percent higher than a year earlier, when superstorm Sandy hurt business. However, the second-quarter profit of $1.57 per share was lower than the $1.64 per share expected by analysts surveyed by FactSet.

12/18/2013

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Tips For Having Your Holiday Gifts Shipped

Many of us out there shop online to avoid the long lines at stores, and with that companies like FedEx and UPS are preparing for yet another busy shipping season.

12/05/2012

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Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ending

The shipping season is coming to an end on the Upper Mississippi River.

11/30/2012

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Good Question: How Can Online Retailers Ship Same Day?

The one thing you can’t get when you shop online is instant gratification. Now the gratification is getting closer to instant.

10/09/2012

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A Year After Floods, Shippers Face Low Miss. River

A year after the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana, the level along the waterway’s southern half is so low that cargo barges have run aground and their operators have been forced to lighten their loads.

07/16/2012

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What’s Cheaper: Shipping Bags Or Checking Them?

Airline travelers tend to carry-on about baggage fees these days. Airlines like Delta and American charge $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second, for domestic flights.

03/01/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Discounted Gifts

Check out some more holiday deals to help cross off your holiday gift list and fill your stocking — all while keeping your wallet jolly.

12/12/2011

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Minn. Firewood: A Hot Holiday Gift Among The Rich

No diamond rings and fancy cars for the rich and famous — all they want is firewood from Minnesota.

12/08/2011

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Season Ends For Upper Mississippi River Shipping

The navigation season has officially come to an end on the Upper Mississippi River.

12/05/2011

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Duluth Port Hits 1 Million Tons Of Wind Turbines

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has passed a milestone: more than 1 million tons of wind turbine components have shipped through the port.

09/09/2011

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The Good Life For Less: The ‘Eyes’ Have It

Time to take care of your eye sight! And boy — there are some great deals happening if you are short on cash.

03/30/2011