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Re: Top 25 Things Disappearing From America
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2008, 06:22:28 pm »
What the--?

Not as important as honey bees and newspapers, but I'm really stunned to hear about this--
http://www.walletpop.com/specials/departures-2008


DHL in the U.S.
DHL, the German global shipping giant, will stop shipping within the United States on the ground and in the air, effective Jan. 30, 2009. All of DHL's 18 U.S. hubs will close.

Wow.

Yeah, I heard about that last month.  It's especially devastating news for Wilmington, Ohio - home to a large distribution hub, which will lose 7,000 jobs.  9,500 jobs in total will be lost.   :(

DHL Cuts 9,500 Jobs in U.S., and an Ohio Town Takes the Brunt

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/11/business/11dhl.html

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Re: Top 25 Things Disappearing From America
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2008, 06:57:38 pm »

I will not miss phillips head screws!

Yes, but I'll miss the drivers...DHL drivers too. Now we'll be stuck with brown and FedEx.

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