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USPS seeks 3-cent increase for first-class mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the […]

09/25/2013

Committee Chairman Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., holds up a Priority Mail flyer during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Postmaster says USPS may need emergency rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating. “The Postal Service as […]

09/19/2013

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe during an interview with the Associated Press at his office at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

USPS eyes alcohol deliveries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allowing the Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits is high on his wish list for raising cash for his financially ailing agency, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday. In an […]

08/01/2013

Letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moves boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery at a post office in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It’s about as American as apple pie. But with the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the delivery […]

07/24/2013

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Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said Wednesday.

04/10/2013

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Netflix could gain from loss of Sat. mail delivery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix won’t miss Saturday mail delivery, even though the weekend service helped keep the company’s DVD-by-mail subscribers happy.

02/06/2013

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Details of Saturday cuts planned in mail delivery

(AP) — The Postal Service announced Wednesday that it planned to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages. Here are the details.

02/06/2013

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Cost of mail increases for 2013

The U.S. Postal Service has implemented a postage rate increase for all mail classes including First Class Mail®, Priority Mail and Express Mail along with many special services. Here is a summary of the 2013 USPS postage rate increase:

01/29/2013

Postal chief lays out plan for agency survival

Postal chief lays out plan for agency survival

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says the agency must be allowed to ease the terms of prepayments into a retiree health care fund and eliminate general mail delivery […]

11/28/2012

Postal officials announce key dates for sending holiday mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says the holiday mail crush is coming soon, and has announced what you need to know about this year’s key dates. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says one big […]

11/08/2012

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