Stung by 2013's crush, UPS gears for holiday

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 2:57 a.m.

United Parcel Service driver Marty Thompson steps off a truck while making deliveries in Cumming, Ga., in June. UPS on Tuesday reported a second quarter profit of $454 million, or 49 cents a share, down from $1.07 billion, or $1.13 a share, a year ago.

Shipping company UPS said Tuesday that the company is willing to sacrifice some short-term profits to avoid a repeat of its Christmastime failure to deliver packages on time.

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