UPS, FedEx Get a Head Start on Holiday Deliveries

Holiday shoppers are giving package carriers an early gift.

FedEx Corp. , United Parcel Service Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service may wind up having a much easier time dealing with the holiday crunch than some forecasters predicted. They say it is partly due to an uptick in people buying gifts in stores and doing their shopping early because of concerns about the global supply chain.