Holiday Season Stressors Begin, Computer Hardware Suppliers Create New Competition

The United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. are trying to persuade retailers to start holiday sales sooner and make other seasonal changes that would make it easier for the delivery companies to get packages to customers on time for Christmas.

Suppliers for Dell, HP and Cisco are starting to make and sell their own generic servers at a cheaper price - creating competition for these major name brands.

The EU approved Chiquita Brands International Inc.’s takeover of Dublin-based Fyffes PLC - a merger that will create the world’s largest banana company.

General Motors has announced yet another recall. The automaker is recalling 524,384 cars in North America due to potential loose joints and worn threads - defects that have been blamed for 3 crashes and 2 injuries so far.

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