6 Facts About FedEx

1. At the beginning of 2001, FedEx announced a deal with the United States Postal Service.

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2. In 1978, with its prospects looking solid, FedEx went public, selling its first shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

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3. In 2005, FedEx was among 53 entities that contributed the maximum of $250,000 to sponsor the second inauguration of President George W Bush.

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4. On July 17, 2014, FedEx was indicted for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances in cooperation with the Chhabra-Smoley Organization and Superior Drugs.

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5. With the purchase of Caliber, FedEx started offering other services besides express shipping.

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6. The name "FedEx" is a syllabic abbreviation of the name of the company's original air division, Federal Express, which was used from 1973 until 2000.

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