June 24 2013 07:35 AM

Investing Daily--There are many reasons why FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is considered a bellwether of the global economy.

For one, few companies can match its global reach: its FedEx Express division operates a 647-aircraft fleet that serves over 220 countries and territories. Every day, FedEx Express ships an average of 3.9 million packages, or about 11 million pounds of freight.

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