Ups Profit Hit By Shorter U.s. Holiday Shopping Season

Analysts were expecting $5.48. Corridore said he expects the company to be more prepared this year as online shopping continues to grow. UPS is scheduled to report results on January 30. (Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das) Finance The data breach that has gotten many consumers skittish about using their cards and hurt retailer Target Corp.'s reputation and sales may be traced to a nearly 17-year-old Russian who authored the malware ... MarketWatch Bank of America Corp.

CardinalCommerce Rolls Out E-Commerce Holiday Shopping Numbers .SUBJECTCODE04006003

The day's overall online shopping numbers marked a 16 percent increase from 2012, while Cardinal's merchants saw an increase of nearly 61 percent overall and a "same-store" increase of 24 percent. Online sales broke all-time records each of the five days from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday in 2013. "Merchants that use Cardinal did better than their industry counterparts because of our award-winning approach to Consumer Authentication," said Tara Lavelle , Cardinal's Vice President of Marketing. "We can actually help merchants Isaac Dabah increase sales and conversions with what we do," she added. After a fast start to the holiday shopping season, online sales were lower than expected for the balance of the season, according to comScore.