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Get Free Shipping For Life

What if you never had to pay for shipping again? Here's a quick online shopping trick that can benefit you for life.

How to Save on Shipping Costs

Shipping costs have a way of adding up. Here's the best way to save on the expense no matter what you're mailing.

Strike Likely Averted at East Coast Ports

The union for longshoremen along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico has agreed to extend its contract for 30 days, averting a possible strike that could have crippled operations at ports that handle about 40 percent of all U.S. container cargo, a federal mediator announced Friday.

Looming Port Strike Could Cost Economy Billions

Time is running out to avoid a strike at 14 ports from Boston to Houston that could choke off half of the ocean containers carrying goods to and from American shores. Businesses that depend on the flow of goods are warning of billions of dollars in economic damage.

An Annoying Twist for Walmart.com's Clearance Deals

There are nearly 3,000 items in the Walmart.com "Clearance" section and the prices are remarkably low. But the world's largest retailer is testing a new, less customer-friendly wrinkle. Now, some of the online clearance products have to be picked up at stores unless the customer wants to pay for home shipping.

FedEx Looks to Deliver Solid Gains in Its Latest Quarter

FedEx will likely show an increase in fiscal second-quarter earnings of about 20% from a year earlier when it releases its latest report on Thursday. The huge air-cargo carrier is looking for a jump in revenue to more than offset rising costs for jet fuel and other items.

FedEx Gears Up for Busiest Day of 2010

FedEx (FDX) is gearing up its busiest day of the year, confident that holiday shopping will help push traffic above its 2009 peak. FedEx, based in Memphis, Tenn., expects to handle about 16 million packages worldwide today, according to The Wall Street Journal. That%u2019s nearly 13% higher than its busiest day in 2009.

UPS Predicts 7.5% Jump in Holiday Shipping for 2010

As UPS gears up for its busiest time of year by hiring about 50,000 temporary workers, the world's largest package-delivery service said it expects to ship about 7.5% more packages this holiday season than it did a year ago.

Are Air Cargo Costs About
to Go Sky High?

The discovery of two explosive devices found in packages on U.S.-bound cargo planes Friday raises new questions about security in the air-freight industry -- and its potential cost.

Aiming for Amazon: Retailers Join New Web Shipping Service

Retailers such as Toys R Us, Rockport and Borders hope to grow their Web sales with a new shipping service called ShopRunner.com. Much like Amazon's Prime program, consumers pay $79 per year for a membership, which lets them ship as many orders as they want from ShopRunner's retail partners.