CEO Speaker Series Interview: Frederick W. Smith, FedEx

CEO Speaker Series Interview: Frederick W. Smith, FedEx

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Capital Flows

FedEx Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Frederick W. Smith discusses with Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times, business regulation and tax policy to encourage job creation and growth, prospects for a strengthening economic recovery in 2011, and the competitive realities of the global marketplace.

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