Major economic bellwether UPS reported mixed results this morning, but saw strength in online retail sales.
In fact, the company attributed much of its growth in the U.S. to a surge in online sales.
“Daily volume for deferred products jumped 9.9% and UPS Next Day Air volume climbed 5%, driven primarily by on-line retail growth,” the company said in its earnings announcement. “Increases in revenue per piece produced by higher base rates and fuel surcharges were mostly [...]
By Mike Dunn and Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a ban on the feeding of large numbers of homeless and hungry people at sites on and near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Mayor Nutter is imposing the ban on all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on city parkland, including Love Park and the Ben Franklin Parkway, where it is not uncommon for outreach groups to offer [...]
Ben Simmoneau reports…
By Mike Dunn
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Following a shooting Tuesday night in the Juniata section of the city that left three teens dead (see related story), Mayor Michael Nutter today had strong words for the shooter, calling him “a dog.”
The outraged mayor also had strong words for the parents of Philadelphia’s youth, telling them “not to act like idiots and a–holes.”
While Nutter says he is gratified about the quick arrest [...]
Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, flanked by Arthur from the popular PBS childrenâ€™s show, is defending public programming against Republican funding cuts. (Associated Press)
NPR and PBS stations nationwide are rallying their audiences to contact Congress to fight against Republicansâ€™ proposed spending cuts, but some affiliatesâ€™ pleas may violate laws preventing nonprofits or government-funded groups from lobbying.
Interrupting popular programs, the stations air warnings that cuts [...]