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September 6, 2012 | By Pallavi Gogoi, Associated Press
NEW YORK - U.S. stock prices closed mixed on Wednesday, held in check by a warning from the huge package delivery company FedEx that its profits would be hurt because of a slowdown in the global economy. FedEx cited weakness in its express package delivery business. That's a sign that FedEx's customers around the world are choosing slower, cheaper delivery options to save money. FedEx's stock fell $1.74 to $85.80. "It's one more piece of news that suggests that the global economy is slowing and therefore makes central bank action more likely," said Brian Gendreau, market strategist at the investment advisory firm Cetera Financial.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The ground-shipping division of FedEx Corp. will build a $64 million automated small-package distribution center in Lester, Delaware County. The center, when it opens in September 2013, will be one of the 50 largest that FedEx Ground operates in the United States and Canada, company spokesman David Westrick said. Ground will be broken for construction at 10 a.m. Thursday for the 211,000-square-foot plant on Tinicum Island Road in Tinicum Township, near Philadelphia International Airport.
SPORTS
June 5, 2012 | By Pete Schnatz, For The Inquirer
DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, leading for 289 of the 400 laps and watching in his rearview mirror as problems plagued many of his key competitors The closest thing to a mistake Johnson made in winning the FedEx 400 was the rainbow-colored fright wig he wore to Victory Lane, a not-so-subtle nod to his turquoise car's movie-themed sponsor, Madagascar 3 . "It was just...
SPORTS
June 1, 2012 | Freelance
THIS WEEKEND AT DOVER The NASCAR schedule at Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. this weekend: Friday Lucas Oil 200, Camping World Truck Series, 4:30 p.m.; TV: Speed Saturday 5-hour Energy 200, Nationwide Series, 2 p.m.; TV: ESPN. Sunday FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, Sprint Cup, 1 p.m.: TV: Fox. Note: All three races will air on WNPV Radio (1440-AM).
SPORTS
May 31, 2012
  Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM) Race course: 1-mile oval Race distance: 400 miles/400 laps Race forecast: Partly cloudy, high 70s Last year's winner: Matt Kenseth Last year's pole winner: none, inclement weather; starting grid determined by points. Track qualifying record: Jeremy Mayfield, 161.522 m.p.h.
SPORTS
February 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE PERSON who collected Ryan Braun's urine sample that tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone said he followed the collection program's protocol. Dino Laurenzi Jr. issued a statement yesterday confirming he handled the sample submitted following a playoff game on Oct. 1. He says he has been a collector for Comprehensive Drug Testing since 2005 and has taken more than 600 samples for Major League Baseball's drug-testing program. "At no point did I tamper in any way with the samples," he said.
SPORTS
February 29, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - The person who collected Ryan Braun's urine sample that tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone said he followed the collection program's protocol. Dino Laurenzi Jr. issued a statement Tuesday confirming he handled the sample submitted after a playoff game on Oct. 1. He said he has been a collector for Comprehensive Drug Testing since 2005 and has taken more than 600 samples for Major League Baseball's drug-testing program. "At no point did I tamper in any way with the samples," Laurenzi said.
SPORTS
September 19, 2011 | From Staff and Wire Reports
LEMONT, Ill. - Justin Rose chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole and hung on to win the BMW Championship on Sunday. Rose closed with an even-par 71 at Cog Hill for a 2-shot victory and is headed to the Tour Championship with a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup prize. But it wasn't that easy. He watched a 5-shot lead shrink to 1 shot over John Senden until the birdie chip gave him a cushion.   PGA Cup SAN MARTIN, Calif. - Mark Sheftic, a teaching pro from Merion Golf Club, defeated John Wells of England, 1-up, to help the United States retain the PGA Cup at San Martin, Calif., by a final score of 171/2-81/2 over Great Britain and Ireland.
SPORTS
May 13, 2011
What: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Where: Dover International Speedway; Dover, Del. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: FOX, 12:30 p.m. Radio: WNPV (1440-AM)/Sirius Satellite Ch. 90 Track layout: 1-mile oval Distance: 400 laps/400 miles Qualifying: Saturday, 12:10 p.m. 2010 winner: Kyle Busch 2010 polesitter: Martin Truex Jr.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Signs that the U.S. economy is improving helped investors put aside fears over Japan's nuclear crisis Thursday, if only temporarily. It was the first gain in the market after three days of losses. Stocks rose broadly. All of the 10 groups rose in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the basis for most U.S. mutual funds. Twenty-six of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones industrial average rose, led by a 3.2 percent increase in Hewlett-Packard Co. All 30 fell the day before.
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