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Family: Sniper's accused killer acted bizarrely

CNN - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:54pm
Millions know about Chris Kyle's life thanks to "American Sniper," a book and blockbuster film about the Navy SEAL. Today, jurors will hear about his death and the former Marine accused of killing him.
Categories: National News

Netflix takes a leap of faith on Cuba

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:50pm
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Americans spend more on the lottery than on ...

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:42pm
How much do Americans love playing the lottery?

3 Ways to Give Your Business a Competitive Edge in 2015

Lifestyles - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:41pm
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - In case you are unaware, major changes to the shipping industry are afoot this year, which could cost businesses big bucks.

To better understand the transformation that is coming and find ways to save, read on:

* Beware of FedEx and UPS's New Pricing. The two shipping giants recently implemented dimensional weight pricing for all Ground shipments. What that means for business owners is that the cost of shipping a package will be based in part on how much space it takes up in a truck, as opposed to just its weight. As a result, sending large, lightweight items by UPS or FedEx could end up costing as much as 50 percent more. With this new pricing in place, businesses should re-examine how they send merchandise or risk paying extra to ship some of their packages. Companies should consider alternative carriers, such as the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), to offset this new pricing model.

* Get Lower Rates With the Post Office. The U.S. Postal Service chose to forego a price increase in January and also recently lowered rates for Priority Mail, making it an affordable option for packages weighing as much as 40 pounds. Priority Mail is a great alternative to FedEx and UPS Ground, which takes five to six days to deliver coast-to-coast. To compare, Priority Mail generally takes only two days to cross the country.

* Make Money on Returns. According to a survey conducted by Endicia, a provider of ecommerce shipping solutions, 89 percent of shoppers say they will revisit an online store following a positive returns experience. To this end, business owners need to offer a convenient returns process or risk losing customers to competitors. One option is to use Endicia's Pay-on-Use Returns, which allows retailers to create USPS return shipping labels to include in an outbound package or send via e-mail upon request from your customer. Postage for the label is deducted only if and when it is actually used. This means business owners won't have an outlay of money in pre-paid shipping labels and can take advantage of low shipping rates from the USPS.

"It's important for businesses to take a look at their shipping mix this year since there are many significant changes happening in this industry," said Endicia Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Harry Whitehouse. "If not addressed, increased shipping fees will certainly impact a business's bottom line."

For more small business shipping tips, visit endicia.com/edge.

'We are heartbroken'

CNN - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:23pm
The family of Kayla Mueller, an American woman held captive by the Islamist terror group ISIS, says it has received confirmation that she is dead.
Categories: National News

These are the richest filmmakers in Hollywood

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:03pm
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English soccer is now world's 2nd richest sport

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:19pm
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Walmart is winning Canada

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:04pm
There's no contest in Canada. Walmart will have 396 locations there by next January. Target will have zero.

Want cheap airfare? This is the best day to book a plane ticket

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:50pm
Hoping to snag the best price on a plane ticket? Try booking almost seven weeks in advance.

Peter Thiel: Robots don't threaten middle class jobs

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:28pm
Stop blaming technology for all of society's problems.

Venezuela is causing havoc on U.S. companies

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:12pm
Venezuela might be small, but it's having a mighty impact on American businesses. Pepsi is its latest victim.

You despise Comcast -- but Wall Street doesn't

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:57am
Is Comcast the worst company in America? Depends on whom you ask.

Newark to sell discounted land to couples on Valentine's Day

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:28am
There is no gift that says "together forever" like a cheap plot of land and an obligation to live there together for at least five years.

Implosion takes down hotel off Las Vegas strip

CNN - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:21am
The Clarion Hotel and Casino off the Las Vegas Strip collapsed in an implosion.
Categories: National News

Mormon podcaster excommunicated

CNN - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:17am
The Mormon church has excommunicated a popular podcaster, saying his public dissents from the religion's core beliefs have led others away from the church.
Categories: National News

Will China or Russia rescue Greece? Probably not

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:00am
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Jon Stewart to sign off 'Daily Show'

Business News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:59am
It is the end of a fake-news era.
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