mcloudy.png
Saturday July 20th, 2019 3:05PM

The Latest: FedEx bucks corporate trend, sticks with NRA

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on companies reacting to the Parkland, Florida massacre and the NRA (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

FedEx says it's sticking with the NRA and has not asked to be removed from the organization's website where members are offered corporate discounts.

The Memphis, Tennessee, delivery company says it differs with the NRA and believes weapons like the AR-15 assault-style rifle that was used to kill 17 people in Florida shouldn't be owned by civilians.

But, it maintains that it is a common carrier, and will not deny service based on political views or policy positions.

More than a dozen major U.S. companies have ended business partnerships with the National Rifle Association as public pressure builds following the Parkland, Florida massacre. They include Metlife, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Best Western, and Wyndham, Delta, and United Airlines, among others.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Business, AP Business - Corporate News, AP Online - Georgia News
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Heavy snow slams Britain, causes travel chaos
Heavy snow in parts of Britain is causing disruptions to road, rail and air travel and has forced hundreds of schools across the country to close
8:57AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Hearing for Florida shooting suspect case canceled
A Tuesday morning hearing in the criminal case against the gunman accused in the Florida high school shooting has been canceled
8:50AM ( 17 minutes ago )
US durable goods orders down 3.7 percent in January
New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 3.7 percent in January, the biggest decline since July 2017 following two months of increases that reflected strength in the country's industry, the Commerce Department said Tuesday
8:39AM ( 28 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Jerusalem mayor says he's trying to resolve church crisis
Jerusalem mayor says he is trying to end crisis over closure of Church of the Holy Sepulchre
8:23AM ( 45 minutes ago )
FedEx bucks corporate trend, sticks with NRA
FedEx maintains partnership with NRA, but calls for 'assault' rifle regulations
8:13AM ( 55 minutes ago )
Markets tread water as they await Powell testimony
Global stock markets are mixed ahead of the Federal Reserve chair's testimony in the U.S. Congress, his first public appearance as head of the Fed
8:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Business
Prosecutors: Ex-SKorean president deserves 30 years in jail
Prosecutors are demanding a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a corruption case that marked a fall from grace for the country's first female leader
5:47AM ( 3 hours ago )
SKorean prosecutors demand 30 years for ex-president Park
Prosecutors demand a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case
2:58AM ( 6 hours ago )
California OKs autonomous car testing without backup drivers
Driverless cars will be tested on California roads for the first time without a human being behind a steering wheel, under new rules that put the pedal to the metal for the fast-developing technology
9:31PM ( 11 hours ago )
AP Business - Corporate News
AP Online - Georgia News
The Latest: Heavy snow slams Britain, causes travel chaos
Heavy snow in parts of Britain is causing disruptions to road, rail and air travel and has forced hundreds of schools across the country to close
8:57AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Hearing for Florida shooting suspect case canceled
A Tuesday morning hearing in the criminal case against the gunman accused in the Florida high school shooting has been canceled
8:50AM ( 17 minutes ago )
US durable goods orders down 3.7 percent in January
New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 3.7 percent in January, the biggest decline since July 2017 following two months of increases that reflected strength in the country's industry, the Commerce Department said Tuesday
8:39AM ( 28 minutes ago )
Report: Italian mafia may have links to reporter's killing
Organized crime may have been involved in the shooting death of an investigative journalist that has shocked Slovakia, a Canadian reporter said Tuesday as the country's newspapers printed black-and-white front pages to honor him
8:37AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Powell says outlook strong, signaling gradual rate hikes
Fed chairman says outlook remains despite market swings, signaling further gradual rate hikes
8:30AM ( 37 minutes ago )