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  • FedEx founder Fred Smith stepping down as CEO

    03/28/2022 4:11:13 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    FOX ^ | 28 Mar 2022 | Bradford Betz
    "FedEx has changed the world by connecting people and possibilities for the last 50 years," Smith said in a statement. "As we look toward what’s next, I have a great sense of satisfaction that a leader of the caliber of Raj Subramaniam will take FedEx into a very successful future."
  • FedEx requests Washington Redskins change team name

    07/02/2020 7:20:01 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/2/20 | Doha Madani
    FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to officially change its name, long condemned as an anti-Indigenous slur. The shipping company has communicated to the NFL team a request that it change its name, FedEx confirmed in a statement to NBC News on Thursday. FedEx owns the naming rights to the Maryland field where the NFL team plays and its chief executive, Fred Smith, owns a minority stake in the team.
  • Ark. State Rep. Hudson Hallum pleads guilty in absentee vote fraud case; resigns from legislature

    09/05/2012 3:20:45 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM | Posted by Max Brantley
    HUDSON HALLUM: Pleads guilty in election fraud; resigns from office. The U.S. attorney's office has announced that four men, including Democratic state Rep. Hudson Hallum of Marion, pleaded guilty today to felony conspiracy to commit election fraud in Hallum's special election victory last year. The case charges paying for bundled absentee ballots. All four appeared today in federal court and were released on their own recognizance. The others were Hallum's father, Kent Hallum, a car dealer; West Memphis police officer Sam Malone and West Memphis City Councilman Phillip Carter. Here's the indictment. It says Carter had used the same absentee...
  • U.N. push for world government, advocates approval of key building block: Law of the Sea Treaty

    09/05/2005 8:59:17 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 58 replies · 2,126+ views
    The Center For Security Policy ^ | August 31, 2005 | Frank Gaffney
    Decision Brief No. 05-D 44 2005-08-31 On eve of U.N. push for global government, advocates urge Senate to approve a building block: The Law of the Sea Treaty (Washington, D.C.): As concern grows that the United Nations is intent on replacing what the National Security Guidance calls "an orderly arrangement of sovereign states" with a proto-world government - complete with the ability to impose international taxes, a new push is being made for a treaty that would advance that purpose: the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). This sovereignty-sapping agenda is at the heart of a dispute now playing...
  • Uncle Fred Goes to the Mattresses

    06/08/2009 4:11:08 PM PDT · by bintenn · 3 replies · 390+ views
    Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN ^ | 6/68/2009 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- In what is shaping up to be a public relations battle royal, FedEx Tuesday will unveil a multi-million dollar campaign aimed at rival UPS and at derailing Senate consideration of a law that would make it easier for the Teamsters to organize its drivers. The advertising and Web site campaign,, counters efforts by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with its, to organize FedEx Express drivers like it has the drivers of UPS. The Web site, made available on an embargoed basis for 90 minutes Monday afternoon, asks, "Why is mega-corporation UPS trying to use its political...
  • FedEx CEO: use of foreign (Arab) oil threatens US economy

    02/24/2009 6:45:44 PM PST · by PRePublic · 24 replies · 784+ views
    ap ^ | Feb 23, 2009
    FedEx CEO: use of foreign oil threatens US economy The Associated Press - Feb 23, 2009 Chief Executive Fred Smith said Monday that US reliance on foreign oil is the biggest threat to the nation's economy after terrorism.
  • [Fred] Smith for GOP chair? [North Carolina]

    11/12/2008 3:40:47 PM PST · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 318+ views
    News & Observer Under the Dome ^ | Nov 12, 2008 | bniolet
    State Sen. Fred Smith of Clayton is giving some consideration of running for state Republican Party chairman next year. Smith, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for governor this year, has been conferring with party leaders to guage interest in him serving, Rob Christensen reports. "We have have received phone calls from all over the state the last couple of months encouraging me to consider that," Smith said. Right now, Smith is focusing on his business interests in real estate development, paving and banking to make sure they are stable during the financial downturn. But he said he is open...
  • Washington Is the Problem (Interview With Fred Smith)

    10/25/2008 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 20 replies · 588+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2008 | STEPHEN MOORE
    He has come to hold the get-rich-quick Wall Street financiers in more than a little disdain. He views the heroes of the U.S. economy as the companies that actually produce real goods and services. He sees the Wall Street collapse as an inevitable byproduct of investment bankers building multitrillion dollar debt pyramid structures. [SNIP] "We've got to reduce the taxes on equity. Let companies expense their capital purchases." [SNIP] "We absolutely have to cut the corporate tax. Our current tax rate is about 38%. Even Germany has a 25% rate." [SNIP] "The politicians deplore the fact that we have a...
  • McCain Urges Anti-Trust Review of DHL-UPS Deal

    08/07/2008 7:26:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 112+ views
    New York - White House hopeful Senator John McCain expressed concern on Thursday over DHL's proposal to hire United Parcel Service Inc to fly its packages nationwide, as it violates laws intended to encourage market competition.
  • (Ole Miss) Rebel recruit arrested

    12/16/2006 8:01:41 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 13 replies · 1,894+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/16/06 | The Commercial Appeal
    Olive Branch's Smith charged with possession Ole Miss football commitment Cannon Smith was released from the Collierville Jail on a $7,500 bond Friday morning after being charged Thursday night with speeding and possession of ecstasy. Smith, 19, a senior quarterback at Olive Branch High whose given name is Frederick B. Smith, was driving a 2005 Mercedes late Thursday in Collierville when he was pulled over by police, Collierville Police Chief Larry Goodwin said late Friday night. An 18-year-old male passenger in the car was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Goodwin said the passenger was released...
  • Want deliveries on time? Call in the marine...(FedEx)

    11/19/2005 10:09:07 AM PST · by lowbuck · 15 replies · 724+ views
    Telegraph Online ^ | 19 November 2005 | Business Staff
    Standing at the head of the runway at Memphis International Airport at two o'clock in the morning, it's impossible not to be impressed. Planes roar overhead at a rate of one every 90 seconds. The night sky is filled with a perfect line of lights as an almost military formation of planes dip towards the tarmac ready to disgorge their cargo from all over America, Europe and the world. Fedex Fedex has developed into a $30billion corporation You can almost hear The Ride of the Valkyries.
  • (NC)Republicans Unite Behind Taxpayer Protection Amendment

    03/01/2005 8:55:24 AM PST · by Prospero · 2 replies · 348+ views
    Fred Smith and Richard Stevens introduce Taxpayer Protection Act “Republicans in General Assembly Unite Behind Legislation” “Ten years ago Republicans signed a contract with the people of North Carolina to institute a Taxpayer Protection Act.," Smith said. “The General Assembly must change the way it operates. We should not be asking “Where do we get more revenue”… We should be setting priorities,” Smith said. “For far too long our fiscal house has not been in order. I am asking the Governor and the Democratic leadership to cross the aisle and to work with us in passing this legislation. It's time...
  • Frederick Smith CEO FEDEX

    10/01/2004 7:03:00 PM PDT · by cornelis · 30 replies · 1,275+ views
    American Enterprise Online ^ | 2004 | TAE Interview
    "Live" with TAE Frederick Smith He founded one of America’s iconic companies: FedEx. He’s also the self-described Forrest Gump of American politics—wounded in Vietnam after spending his college years as a pal of both George W. Bush and John Kerry. A voracious reader, he’s a businessman who can roam effortlessly over subjects ranging from history to technology. While attending Yale in the mid 1960s, Fred Smith wrote a paper on the computerized era’s need for reliable overnight delivery. He received a C grade, but the idea remained with him. He went on to serve for four years in the...
  • Gov.-elect Barbour Sets Two-Day Job Summit in Jackson

    11/27/2003 7:17:07 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 185+ views
    Jackson, MS, Clarion-Ledger ^ | 11-27-03 | Kanengiser, Andy
    <p>Gov.-elect Haley Barbour doesn't take office until Jan. 13, but he is already trying to make good on a campaign promise.</p> <p>Barbour on Wednesday announced details of a job creation summit in Jackson Dec. 15-16.</p> <p>White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and Federal Express CEO Fred Smith, a Marks native, are the keynote speakers for the summit, which will bring together business, higher education and political leaders to develop plans to spark Mississippi's economy.</p>