UPS tells drivers not to pick up packages from six retailers during online shopping surge: Report

United Parcel Service reportedly instructed drivers not to pick up packages from six major retailers amid a surge in online holiday shopping fueled by the coronavirus pandemic.





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The delivery service placed temporary shipping restrictions on Cyber Monday on L.L. Bean, Gap, Hot Topic, Newegg, Macy’s, and Nike, according to a message to drivers obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Drivers in several regions confirmed that they had received the same message.

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“No exceptions,” the message read.

Drivers said that they hadn’t seen restrictions like this one during past holiday seasons, suggesting that the unprecedented increase in online shopping has forced UPS to meter “the flow of packages into its network to preserve its performance during one of the busiest shipping weeks of the year,” according to the outlet.

Both UPS and FedEx also added “peak” delivery surcharges far earlier than usual, beginning in May rather than the typical holiday season. UPS said that companies such as Amazon and Target “have been inundating its delivery network with many more packages and oversize items during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Those brick-and-mortar companies are more reliant than ever on shipping services to deliver products to customers. With the coronavirus pandemic keeping people from visiting crowded stores, online shopping surged more than 20% on Black Friday — and more than 44% over a five-day period that included Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history, according to the Hill, with upward of $11.4 billion in sales.

A UPS spokesman said that the shipping company “will work with our larger customers to ensure the volume gets picked up and delivered as more capacity becomes available in our network.”

“We are pleased with the way the UPS network is performing as we exit the Thanksgiving holiday and move into the month of December, delivering record volume,” the spokesman told the Hill. “UPS continues to work closely with our largest customers to steer volume to capacity and ensure the UPS network is reliable for all customers.”

Shipping analysts anticipate that the 2020 holiday season will bring a daily surplus of 7 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Washington Examiner reached out to UPS for further comment.

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Every NFL Team’s Shopping List for 2021 Offseason | Bleacher Report

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    It’s that time of year again, folks. With Black Friday in the rearview, the mad dash to complete holiday shopping is upon us. While NFL teams aren’t quite in the same boat—free agency is still several months away—you can bet front offices around the league are busy putting their 2021 lists together.

    Not every team can afford to get itself that perfect gift, of course, but every roster has holes that need to be filled through free agency and the draft.

    Here, you’ll find a look at each team’s biggest offseason needs, based on factors such as past production, team health and the presence of aging players or those with expiring contracts. While salary-cap figures for the 2021 offseason aren’t available, we’ll also take a look at each team’s projected cap situation, according to Spotrac.

    We’ll be looking specifically at roster needs, so while teams such as the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars will require new coaches and front-office personnel, those won’t be addressed here.

    With roughly a quarter left in the 2020 season, here’s an early look at each team’s shopping list for 2021.

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    Kyler Murray

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    Projected Cap Space: $24.9 Million

  • Tight End
  • Running Back
  • Edge-Rusher

The Arizona Cardinals may or may not be a playoff team this season, but they’re at least close to contention. Since the franchise won just eight games in 2018-19, their 6-5 record should provide plenty of hope for the future.

That future will be built around second-year quarterback Kyler Murray. The former Oklahoma star and No. 1 overall pick isn’t playing at an MVP level just yet, but he’s already one of the more dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks in football.

To help get Murray to the next level, the Cardinals need to invest in a pass-catching tight end. A quality tight end can make a young quarterback’s job much easier, and Arizona simply doesn’t have one on its roster. Dan Arnold, who has 225 receiving yards, is serviceable but isn’t going to keep opposing defensive coordinators up at night.

It wouldn’t hurt to bolster the backfield either. Kenyan Drake is playing on the transition tag, and while he has been good at times, he hasn’t been elite. If he is seeking a sizable payday in free agency, the Cardinals would be better off turning to the draft for Chase Edmonds’ new running mate.

On defense, Arizona needs to address its pass rush. Chandler Jones played just five games before he landed on injured reserve because of a torn biceps, and he’ll be in the final year of his deal in 2021. Haason Reddick leads the team with five sacks but is already in the final year of his contract.

Compared to many teams we’ll examine, the Cardinals should be in relatively good shape with the cap this offseason, so while they’re solid now, they could be even better in 2021.

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    A.J. Terrell

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    Projected Cap Space: Minus-$25.0

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Cyber Monday 2020 sets record for largest online shopping day ever, report says

The online shopping industry has grown in popularity this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Cyber Monday 2020 was just another example of that.

Shoppers spent a whopping $10.8 billion on Monday, the biggest U.S. e-commerce day ever, according to a report by CNBC, citing data collected by Adobe Analytics.

Sales spiked 15.1% compared to 2019 during the unofficial industry holiday, the report said. The Adobe data showed curbside pickup orders increased 30% from 2019.

Among Adobe’s other key findings: 37% of sales came via mobile devices, and consumers spent $2.7 billion during the final four hours of the day.

Holiday sales started earlier than ever this year, as companies have offered more online deals. The brick-and-mortar retail industry, which has long been struggling, received a crippling blow this year as a result of the pandemic.

Walmart offered Black Friday sales in early November and ran deals all month long, while Coach has been holding an ongoing 70% off sale for weeks. Even Lululemon, which rarely promotes sales, had big discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Many big-box retailers have extended Cyber Monday sales to a week-long event. If you missed out on the online shopping event, here are some ongoing deals you can still shop for online:

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UConn women report one additional positive COVID-19 case; players can work out again in small groups


The UConn women’s basketball team has been cleared to begin working out in small groups again following its COVID-19 shutdown, a team spokesperson said Saturday.

All 11 players have been in a 14-day quarantine since a Tier 1 member of the program — not a player or a coach — tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday.

Additional testing this week also revealed another positive test within the program, though, following contact tracing, the timeline for the quarantine remains unchanged, as does the game schedule. The individual who tested positive was not identified.


Players were tested again Wednesday and Friday, with all results coming back negative.

The third-ranked Huskies have already had to cancel their first three nonconference games and postpone their Big East opener at Seton Hall. The Seton Hall game has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Dec. 17.



Because of the quarantine, the earliest the Huskies can resume full-team workouts is Dec. 8. Their first regular-season game is scheduled for a week later — Butler at Gampel Pavilion on Dec. 15.



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Rose Lavelle Leads US Women’s National Team to 2-0 Win vs. Netherlands | Bleacher Report

United States players celebrate with teammate Rose Lavelle, right, who scored her side's first goal during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Pool via AP)

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In a rematch of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands, the USWNT once again prevailed Friday 2-0 in an international friendly played at Rat Verlegh Stadion in Breda.

It marked the first match played by the USWNT in more than eight months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, after they last played in the SheBelieves Cup in March.

Midfielder Rose Lavelle was fittingly the biggest difference-maker, as she scored the first goal in spectacular fashion in the 41st minute:

It was Lavelle who scored a highlight-reel goal in the 2019 World Cup final to extend the United States’ lead to 2-0, which ended up being the final tally.

Meg Linehan of The Athletic commented on yet another beauty of a goal produced by Lavelle against the Dutch:

While those who follow the USWNT have grown accustomed to Lavelle’s mesmerizing offensive ability, few could have predicted how the second goal would be scored.

Making her first appearance for the United States in six years, Kristie Mewis netted after Lynn Williams sprung her with a perfect touch pass:

To make the moment even more special, Mewis’ younger sister, Sam Mewis, was also on the field when the goal was scored.

Aside from the goals by Lavelle and Mewis, another significant happening in Friday’s match was forward Alex Morgan‘s appearance as a substitute at the start of the second half.

While it had been eight months since the USWNT’s last match, Morgan hadn’t made an appearance for the USWNT in 509 days:

Prior to Friday, Morgan’s last cap was that 2019 World Cup final. A big reason for that was the birth of Morgan’s first child, daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco, on May 7.

Morgan’s official return to soccer came back on Nov. 7 when she played in her first match for Tottenham Hotspur.

Friday’s result was never in doubt, as the stacked USWNT imposed its will on the hosts throughout with 14 shots while the Dutch were only able to attempt two, with none on goal.

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher secured a clean sheet for the U.S., although she was far from busy and can largely attribute it to the fine defensive play of her teammates.

The Americans have no additional matches officially scheduled at this time, but with the 2020 Summer Olympics scheduled

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Affordable Luxury Fashion Market Research Report, Global Trends, Applications, And Forecast To 2030-Market.Biz

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Covid-19 Crisis Could Set Back a Generation of Women, U.N. Report Finds

The Covid-19 pandemic is squeezing working mothers out of the world’s labor pool in ways that could damage women’s economic prospects for years to come, according to a United Nations study.

The primary reason in many countries is child care. The report, from U.N. Women this week, said that at the peak of the lockdowns earlier this year, 1.7 billion children were affected by school closures. Some 224 million remain out of school, forcing many families to decide who must predominantly look after the children. “It is predominantly women—often paid less and with less job security than men—who are sacrificing their careers,” the study found. In some countries, women do up to 11 times more work than men caring for family members and neighbors, all of it unpaid.

Men are struggling, too. A study conducted by U.N. Women and the International Labour Organization found that in 55 high-and-middle-income countries, some 29 million men lost or left their jobs between the fourth quarter last year and the second quarter of 2020. But that is roughly the same as the number of women who lost or left their jobs, and given that there are proportionately fewer women in the workforce to begin with, the impact is higher.

The U.N.’s concern now is that many of these women might not return to work at all, particularly in areas hard-hit by Covid-19, such as Latin America, where the study found that 83 million women are outside the labor force, up from 66 million before the pandemic.

The U.S. has seen similar problems. Many lost American jobs were in the service sector, including retail, food service and personal care, which are heavily skewed toward female workers and particularly vulnerable to the effects of lockdowns and other social-distancing measures. The U.S. Labor Department found that the number of women aged 25 to 54 participating in the workforce dropped from 77% in January to 74% in May.

In many countries, women find themselves juggling a growing share of child care and household chores, even if their partners are working from home, too.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women, said earlier this week that women need to be front and center when governments turn their attention to recovering from the economic and social impact of Covid-19. “Already, the pandemic threatens to erase decades of progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment,” she said. “By 2030, there could be 121 women in poverty for every 100 poor men globally, with the worst affected being young women between the ages of 25 to 34—the age when many are raising families.”

Some countries have taken initial steps toward helping women overcome the worst of what some economists refer to as the pink recession.

Australia and Costa Rica took steps to help ensure that child care services remained open during their lockdowns. Egypt, Georgia and Morocco provided cash advances to women traders and entrepreneurs, while European leaders focused on keeping schools open this fall even if it meant shutting down many

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Soldering Equipment and Accessories Market Research, Growth Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts Report 2020-2026

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Cable and Accessories Market Exclusive Profitable Comprehensive Report Cover COVID-19 Updates | Nexans S.A., General Cable Corporation

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North America Surety Market Report 2020: Global Acceptance of Public Private Partnership Model Anticipated to Drive the Surety Market Growth

Dublin, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “North America Surety Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Bond Type (Contract Surety Bond, Commercial Surety Bond, Court Surety Bond, and Fidelity Surety Bond); and Country” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The North America surety market was valued at US$ 8,573.43 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period from 2020-2027 to reach US$ 13,498.40 million by 2027.

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Canada and Mexico have numerous smaller enterprises operating in the construction industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised significant concerns over their businesses as respective governments have enacted strict lockdown and social distancing measures. Attributing to the lockdown measures, several construction players in Canada and Mexico experienced tremors in respective business. This situation is foreseen to continue till 2021, which is further expected to stall the year-on-year growth of surety market in the two countries.

CNA Financial Corporation, The Travelers Indemnity Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Chubb, and The Hartford among others are among the key players serving the surety market in North America.

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