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February 10, 2016

Gold Records and Gold Chocolates

Chef Phillip Ashley grew up in Memphis, Tenn., the birthplace of rock and roll. It’s a city that has produced music icons such as Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Isaac Hayes. With that kind of influence in his hometown, you can imagine Ashley’s excitement when he found out he would be attending the 58th annual

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February 8, 2016

Finding the Perfect Rose

In Suesca, a small town about an hour north of Bogota, Colombia, Maria Blanca Guaqueta starts her day at 5:00 a.m. She makes her way from the house she shares with her family to the farm, where she takes care of her other “kids.” “Roses are like children to me. I began working in 1990,

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February 9, 2016

Love is in the Air

Many couples celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers and chocolates. FedEx pilots Mark and Teri Eidson have a slightly different tradition: they prefer to sleep. “Flying coupled with raising a family is exhausting,” Teri said. “But it’s all worth it.” Mark and Teri have been married for 31 years and have three children (Nicole, 27; Natalie,

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February 4, 2016

#OMGRobots! FIRST® and the FedEx Innovation Challenge

If you hear unusual buzzing and whirring coming from a nearby school or garage in the next few months, open the door and you just might find yourself face to face with a robot. Teams all over the world are building robots right now for the FIRST® Robotics Competition. From the Pi-Rho Maniacs in Austin

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February 1, 2016

‘Different Kind of Jam’ Spreads Opportunity for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

On a bright, clear Colorado day, Crysta Bartram has just finished work for the day and is chatting with her dad, Earl. They talk about her day at work, what to have for dinner, and how her saving plan is coming along for her next trip. Crysta is 27 and filled with personality. Her light

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February 1, 2016

Need to Improve FDA Import Data

Most foreign shippers are aware that specific documentation requirements such as commercial invoice and the use of appropriate Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes are required for a commercial shipment to enter the United States from abroad. When an import shipment is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), additional data elements can make the

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January 26, 2016

Memphis Donates Water to Flint

It started with a simple phone call. Bernal Smith of the Tri-State Defender had been following the news of the water crisis in Flint, Mich. He knew people who live there were suffering after an attempt to find a cheaper water source in Flint resulted in a public health crisis – Flint residents’ water was now

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January 25, 2016

Orbis: Flight Tests Paving the Way for Next Generation Flying Eye Hospital

Note: This is the first of a multi-part feature on Orbis International Here are three big numbers to think about*: 39 million – The number of people in the world who are blind. That’s more than the total population of California. 285 million – The number of people in the world who are visually impaired.

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January 21, 2016

FedEx Accomplishes a First for Commercial Aviation

When a FedEx 757 landed on Kennedy Space Center’s three-mile shuttle runway, it accomplished something no other commercial aircraft had before.  It became the first commercial carrier to land on the strip, signifying the start of a new collaboration between FedEx and the space industry. “What we’re going through now is the privatization of space,” said

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January 11, 2016

FedEx Supports Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Ralph Carter is Managing Director, Legal & International Affairs, FedEx Express. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a groundbreaking achievement and is the most modern, ambitious and economically significant trade agreement the US has ever negotiated. The TPP covers a market of over 800 million people, 40% of global GDP and almost 30% of global trade –

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