UPS quarterly profit falls

UPS reported a 6.7% revenue increase in the second quarter but an 18.3% decline in diluted earnings per share to $0.85 compared to $1.04 the prior year. Increasing fuel costs and a stagnant U.S. economy caused the earnings decline in both the U.S. Domestic and International Package segments. In contrast, the Supply Chain and Freight segment posted a substantial improvement in profitability.

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