Before dawn on Feb. 23, Darius Williams ran his Nissan Sentra off a North Carolina interstate at 80 miles per hour. A length of guardrail pierced his door, according to the police report, driving the 24-year-old’s body into the opposite back seat.
A surge in mortgage refinancing to the highest in three years is good for lenders, consumers and the economy. It’s also good for United Parcel Service Inc., which is carrying refinancing documents throughout the country.
YRC Worldwide Inc., the trucker that stumbled after reaching No. 1 in the U.S. through mergers, said it remains interested in acquiring Arkansas Best Corp. following the rival company’s rejection of an offer to begin talks.
FedEx Corp. rose to the highest since 2008 in New York trading as investors focused on strength in shipping demand rather than a reduced earnings forecast the company attributed to winter storms and rising fuel prices.
FedEx Corp., the world’s largest cargo airline, sees full-year earnings rising as much as 13 percent as it reduces costs and jobs to counter customers’ preference for less expensive international shipping services.