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June 14, 2017

Fred Smith Discusses How Global Trade Benefits the United States

Like businesses large and small, FedEx operates in an increasingly interconnected economy that relies on global trade. Speaking recently with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in Nashville at the 36/86 Entrepreneurship and Technology conference, Mr. Smith shared his thoughts on how we all benefit from trade and must work to overcome barriers to global success.

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February 1, 2017

Visit One of the Most Modern FedEx Express Hubs in the World

Check out a behind the scenes look at the FedEx Express Hub in Cologne, Germany.

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November 22, 2016

5 Reasons You Should Care About Small Business Saturday®

Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday, a nationwide shopping tradition that kicks off the holiday season. Why care about Small Business Saturday? Be in good company. On a day that is all about celebrating small businesses, millions of people across the country Shop Small® – 95 million in 2015, including Miss Piggy. Get inspired. When

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May 23, 2016

How Trade Works

May is World Trade month and normally a time when we highlight the benefits of trade to the American economy. The fact is the US economy benefits enormously from trade.  If you are following the political campaign you will know there has been a lot of debate about trade and its impacts on our economy.

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January 9, 2014

Trade Promotion Authority: Essential to our customers, business and country

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Congress will have the opportunity to take a step that will significantly advance free trade and our economy –renewing Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA.For three decades, U.S. presidents have had the authority to negotiate complex trade deals with other nations, and present the results for an up-or-down vote.  Congress last passed this trade authorization in 2002 and since then, the US has added trade agreements with 16 countries.

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August 26, 2013

The Future of the Supply Chain

For most of history, the supply chain that links the world together today would have been unimaginable. The road to market is now a superhighway. It is a 24/7 operation. Global trade does not sleep. In fact, it never even pauses for a nap. Wheels on the ground, wings in the sky, keels in the water connect a largely borderless world economy.

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July 23, 2013

Quality Vs. Quantity: Why Emerging Markets Must Concentrate on Sustainable Growth

As Brazil prepares to host two premier sporting events, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016, some predict that the country will invest more than $60 billion USD in public works projects ranging from road expansions to the improvement of telecommunications networks.  The infrastructure upgrades are not only necessary to accommodate the enormous amount of visitors these sporting events will bring to Brazil,  but al

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May 8, 2013

Housing Market Recovery Improves Consumer Confidence

The “American Dream” is defined by the idea that the harder you work, the greater your chance for prosperity and success—a solid education, a steady job and that home with a white picket fence. For so long, your house was not only a symbol of what you had accomplished, but also considered a safe and profitable investment because over time its value would appreciate.

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