UPS to increase rates

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UPS says it is increasing rates in 2013.

The world’s largest package delivery company said Friday that it is hiking its prices by an average 4.5 percent for UPS AIR and international services that originate in the U.S.

It is increasing the price for its UPS ground services and other services by 4.9 percent.

The new rates can be found on the company’s website, http://www.ups.com, and will take effect on Dec. 31.