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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Max:

FedEx founder Fred Smith to step down as CEO; Raj Subramaniam to succeed him

Raj Subramaniam will be promoted to FedEx CEO after company founder Fred Smith steps down. → Read More

Unique link of FedEx Pilots' Wives Association members drives charitable giving efforts

Since its inception, FedEx Pilots’ Wives Association has raised $500,000 for its charities, plus numerous hours of volunteer work, its president said. → Read More

Here are some of FedEx's most interesting deliveries, from ancient artifacts to a panda

Here are a handful of the standout deliveries FedEx has made since its incorporation 50 years ago. → Read More

FedEx reports earnings on Thursday. Here are three questions executives should address

FedEx executives will provide insight Thursday on how the company aims to keep its momentum going into fiscal 2022. → Read More

A reporter drove across the I-55 bridge four times in one day. Here's how bad traffic was.

A Commercial Appeal reporter drove across the I-55 bridge four times to see how much the I-40 bridge's closure is slowing down Memphis-area drivers. → Read More

Apparent ransomware attack targets Cox Media Group, owner of Fox 13 in Memphis

The attack targets Cox Media Group, an Atlanta-based company that owns TV and radio stations nationwide, including in Memphis, NBC news reported. → Read More

Watch Live: Pete Buttigieg speaks at roundtable hosted by FedEx ahead of I-40 bridge visit

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is visiting Memphis, with his first scheduled stop being for a roundtable discussion at a FedEx facility. → Read More

'We're all pumped': Memphis Grizzlies fans eager to see playoffs return to FedExForum

On a cloudy Saturday afternoon on Beale Street, Ja Morant jerseys are as easy to spot as drinks in hands. → Read More

'It's ludicrous': Memphis in May BBQ teams slam study saying Bluff City isn't best in BBQ

Memphis in May teams say the Bluff City has barbecue in its soul. → Read More

Memphis in May: Family wants to make late 3-time champ Mike Mills proud in BBQ contest

Mike Mills leaves behind an influential legacy for both Memphis in May and the tight-knit barbecue community. → Read More

What's on the menu at Memphis in May barbecue fest? BBQ (of course), Pronto Pups and more

The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest might have fewer vendors this year, but there's still a variety of options. → Read More

Arnold Perl, former Memphis airport chair and key figure in FedExForum’s development, dies

Arnold Perl was the longest-serving chairman of the airport authority, serving from 1996 to 2012. → Read More

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: $11.5B investment, 1,400 new jobs coming

St. Jude will commit $11.5 billion in the next six years to speed up research and treatment for children with catastrophic diseases. → Read More

Memphis International Airport, aided by FedEx, named world's busiest cargo airport in 2020

Memphis International Airport was the busiest cargo airport in 2020, buoyed by FedEx Express’ surge in volume, according to preliminary data. → Read More

FedEx CEO: Don't raise corporate taxes to pay for Biden's infrastructure plan

FedEx CEO Fred Smith voiced his opposition to a corporate tax hike as the way to pay for infrastructure improvements proposed by President Joe Biden. → Read More

Rural routes, traffic and COVID-19 closures make restrooms scarce for Amazon, delivery drivers

Amazon says delivery drivers urinating in bottles during their shifts is “an industry-wide issue." Here's what FedEx and UPS say on the problem. → Read More

Here's how FedEx, Otter Products solved the packing puzzle of cooled, secure wine shipping

The FedEx Packaging Lab has a bevy of testing equipment to test package safety. It recently put an Otter Products' box used to ship wine to the test. → Read More

Report: FedEx paid $0 in federal taxes past 3 years; CARES Act, Trump tax cuts cited

“FedEx achieved the same zero tax result on almost $6.9 billion of U.S. income during the past three years,” the report said. → Read More

FedEx Express introducing another temporary pay raise for nightside Memphis hub employees

Another pay bump for FedEx Express World Hub employees, effective April 11, for hourly employees working in FedEx Memphis hub's nightside operations. → Read More

The space mission benefiting St. Jude now has its full crew. Here's what they will do.

A historic space mission supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital now has its full crew, who will begin training Wednesday. → Read More