When: Thursday, May 1, 10:30 am-4:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Posted May 01, 2018 06:31:52 The first two days of May have been rough for shipping and freight in the U.S. The U.P.S., which tracks U.K. and EU shipping, said Thursday it would close for a week to begin an effort to curb shipping and make the economy more resilient.
The company is also closing some of its U.N. offices, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The National Association of Convenience Stores said it would stop buying groceries from Amazon and Costco and start selling its own goods from those companies.
That would bring the total of stores that sell goods at the grocery chain to nearly 5,000, said Richard B. Cusick, executive vice president of operations at the association.
That means more than 100 stores could be closed, and some may close temporarily or permanently, he said.
U.C. Davis, which is the largest U.U.S.-based school district, also is closing for a weekend, as will most of its charter schools.
Cuts and other changes in government regulations also are expected, said Karen Schramm, president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
“This is a time when the economy is going through some of the worst downturns that we have ever seen,” she said.
“It’s a time for people to reflect on how hard they have had to work to get out of that situation.”