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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - June 9, 2009, Winchester, Virginia B6 JUNE 9, 2009 BUSINESS THE WINCHESTER STAR FedEx to campaign against rival UPS By SAMANTHA BOMKAMP AP Transportation Writer NEW YORK - FedEx Corp. is set to launch a multimillion dollar marketing campaign on Tuesday against chief rival UPS arguing the world's largest shipping carrier is the driving force behind a that would make it easier for FedEx workers to The currently before Congress would switch FedEx to the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Act from the National Railway Labor Act. The Railway Labor Act allows workers to if all workers vote on a union at the same That has been a roadblock to unions that could not afford nationwide organizing If FedEx Express workers were to be reclassified under the National Labor Relations they could organize one terminal at a nearly 5,000 pilots are the company's only employees that currently have a The company has a total work force of 290,000. UPS has about 425,000 more than half are union Most of unionized workers are members of the FedEx says that UPS will benefit from the legislation because it could potentially drive up costs for its closest FedEx also argues that more unions would mean a greater chance of work slowdowns or nothing but a back door attempt to make us less Director of Corporate Communications Maury Lane said in a recent interview with The Associated a legislative bailout for a profitable FedEx also warns that shipping rates for consumers will if the change is UPS spokesman Norman Black said attempt to raise the noise level change the would appear that FedEx is preparing to spend millions of dollars trying to convince Congress that a FedEx driver delivering a package is different somehow than a UPS driver delivering a Black packages aren't delivered by and we don't believe FedEx can fool Congress about FedEx plans to launch a Web site on Tuesday called referring to It will urge consumers to contact their legislators and speak out against the proposed The site is part of a multimedia including videos and TV that will be launched over an unspecified FedEx threatened in March to delay a planned purchase of 30 new Boeing 777 cargo planes if Congress reclassifies the China requires its PCs to come with software Associated Press Members of Nigeria's Ogoni community and supporters rally May 27 in New York to raise awareness of the trial of Royal Dutch The company has settled a lawsuit that accused the oil giant of playing a role in the executions of activist Ken and other civilians by Nigeria's former military Shell settles human rights lawsuit for million By CHRIS KAHN AP Energy Writer NEW YORK - Royal Dutch Shell agreed to a million settlement Monday to end a lawsuit alleging that the oil giant was complicit in the executions of activist Ken and other civilians by Nigeria's former military which continues to operate in said it agreed settle the lawsuit in hopes of aiding the of But Europe's largest oil company acknowledged no wrongdoing in the 1995 hanging deaths of six including poet gesture also acknowledges even though Shell had no part in the violence that took the plaintiffs and others have Malcolm Shell's executive director of exploration and said in a statement The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York claimed Shell colluded with the country's former military government to silence environmental and human rights activists in the country's Ogoni The district sits in the southern part of Nigeria and covers about 400 square The primary complaint against Shell focused on activities by the company's Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria which continues to operate in said it agreed to settle the lawsuit in hopes of aiding the of The lawsuit said in the 1990s, Shell officials helped furnish Nigerian police with participated in security sweeps of the and hired government troops that shot at villagers protesting the construction of a The plaintiffs also say Shell helped the government capture and hang John Saturday Felix Daniel and Dr. on Nov. 10, 1995. leader of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni led rallies against He blamed the company for myriad oil spills and gas fires in the Ogoni think he would be happy with 40-year-old Ken said in a telephone interview from Though Shell denied any fact that they would have to settle is a victory for Besides compensating the the money from Shell will pay for years of legal And a large chunk of the settlement - roughly ate a trust that will invest in social programs in the country including educational agricultural support for small enterprise and adult literacy the settlement will have a negligible effect on Shell's amounting to less than of a percent of Shell's annual It's comparable to the annual cost of renting one of the supertankers that Shell uses to deliver Nigerian oil to other Shell has consistently maintained that it never advocated violence and that it lobbied Nigerian officials to grant Critics say that Shell did so because of the bad publicity the case had it enough to bring back the lives of our Obviously said Jenny a lawyer for the Center for Constitutional But Green said it will send a message to Shell and other multinationals that operate in developing Scheme targeted Catholics By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer - An 82-year-old western New York businessman who targeted Catholics and retirees for a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme pleaded guilty Monday to charges that will leave him penniless and likely in prison for the rest of liis hearing in U.S. District Court in Buffalo had to be moved to a larger courtroom to accommodate 150 victims on hand to hear the among them priests and nuns and other investors who considered Piccoli a Investigators determined Piccoli took in more than million between 2002 and early this year from a clientele gleaned largely through ads in Catholic newspapers and his membership in the Knights of a Catholic fraternal In a Ponzi early investors are paid bogus returns with money collected from later took everything I said Carl 64, a retired plastics worker who drove 2 1/2 hours from hoping to find out how much of the he gave Piccoli over the last three years might be More bank directors to resign By The Associated Press NEW YORK - Two more Bank of America Corp. directors are the company said The resignations of Jackie M. former chief executive of Computer General and Patricia E. CEO of The Paley Center for the latest in string of changes at the embattled bank's In late CEO Kenneth Lewis was stripped of his chairman title after a shareholder in late two directors resigned - Robert former chairman and CEO of home improvement chain Lowe's and O. Temple Sloan who was a director at Bank of America for 13 Last Bank of America announced four new board all The new directors were former Federal Reserve System governor Susan S. William P. retired executive of Bank One Corp. and Visa International D. Paul former chairman and CEO of Compass and Donald E. former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer BEIJING - China is requiring personal computers sold in the country to carry software that blocks online pornography and other Web potentially giving one of the world's most sophisticated censorship regimes even control over the The software's developer said Monday the tool would give parents more oversight by preventing computers from accessing sites with pornographic pictures or Computer System Engineering which won a government contract to develop the filtering was compiling a database of sites to Although porn sites are initially the software could be used to block other Web including those based on keywords rather than specific Web Parents can also add their own sites to the blocking Zhang general manager of told The Associated a father doesn't want his son to be exposed to content related to basketball or he can block all Web sites related to those Zhang He said users could disable blocking of any site on the list or even uninstall the software but they will not be able to see the full He said the software does not monitor or send data to third which has the world's largest population of The Associated Press A man uses a computer at an Internet cafe in Fuyang in central China's Anhui Chinese all personal computers sold domestically to have software that blocks access to online which It has Internet users at more than 250 also has one of the world's tightest controls over the Through such mechanisms as filters installed at the nation's Internet service the government routinely blocks political especially ones it considers socially destabilizing such as sites that challenge the ing Communist promote democratic reform or advocate independence for The government also bans Internet pornography and this year launched a nationwide crackdown that led to the shuttering of more than 1,900 Web Web sites including Google and China's most popular search also have been criticized for linking to suspect Worker files million sexual harassment suit By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - A marketing executive for the renowned toy maker Steiff filed an million lawsuit Monday accusing the company's CEO of raping her in a car during a campaign of unwelcome Jane lawsuit says the known for its teddy bears and other stuffed did nothing to stop Martin and outrageous despite her repeated Through Frechen and the company denied her The lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court in where the lawsuit said Frechen sexually harassed Collins during trade shows this winter and in 2007. 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