March 18 2011 08:45 AM

CNNMoney--Is the economy of the United States in better shape than many people think? If you look at the latest earnings forecast from FedEx, the answer would appear to be yes. It's tough to find a company that is more economically sensitive than FedEx. To use a well-known George Carlin-ism, FedEx doesn't do well if people aren't buying or making "stuff." That's because FedEx ships all that "stuff."

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