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Pope's Visit Poses Logistical Issues For East Coast Businesses

A delivery man in front of a mural of Pope Francis in Manhattan. Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. this week is creating headaches for a number of businesses in the three  cities he's visiting. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A delivery man in front of a mural of Pope Francis in Manhattan. Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. this week is creating headaches for a number of businesses in the three cities he's visiting. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. this week is creating headaches for a number of businesses in the three major cities he’s visiting (Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia) — from railroads to delivery companies.

UPS is suspending pickups and deliveries in parts of New York, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. The U.S. Postal Service also said there would be service interruptions. Satish Jindel, of the tracking software developer ShipMatrix told the Wall Street Journal that “this is apparently one of the highest security events in decades that this country is undertaking.”

Jason Bellini, of The Wall Street Journal, joins Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd to discuss the logistical issues of the pope’s visit.

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