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FedEx, UPS Make Plans for a Better Holiday Season

FedEx workers unload packages from a delivery truck on June 19, 2013, in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FedEx workers unload packages from a delivery truck on June 19, 2013, in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DALLAS—Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and...

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