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Bloomberg reports that United Parcel Service (UPS) expects to have six days during the upcoming holiday shopping season that will be busier than its single busiest day to this point.

According to the story, UPS "today forecast it will deliver more than 585 million packages in December. That’s up 11 percent from a year ago, when harsh weather and a surge of last-minute online retail orders overwhelmed UPS’s capacity and forced it to miss some Christmas deliveries."

Indeed, Bloomberg notes that "investors and retail customers are watching to see if Atlanta-based UPS’s $175 million peak-season preparedness plan, which includes hiring as many as 95,000 temporary workers and setting up 15 'mobile delivery villages,' is up to the challenge."
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