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Originally published Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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Summary Box: UPS profit jumps, led by int'l growth

HOLIDAY RUSH: UPS said Tuesday its fourth-quarter net income jumped 48 percent as shipments increased across the globe during the critical holiday season. The world's largest shipping company said business was particularly strong in China and Germany, two countries that rely heavily on exports.

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HOLIDAY RUSH: UPS said Tuesday its fourth-quarter net income jumped 48 percent as shipments increased across the globe during the critical holiday season. The world's largest shipping company said business was particularly strong in China and Germany, two countries that rely heavily on exports.

PLAY IT AGAIN: United Parcel Service Inc. expects 2011 earnings to rise between 16 and 22 percent, topping pre-recession levels of 2007.

NICE NUMBERS: The Atlanta company earned $1.12 billion, or $1.11 per share, in the last three months of 2010. That compares with net income of $757 million, or 75 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue rose 8 percent to $13.42 billion.

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