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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

A sheet of the U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is seen during an unveiling event at the Newseum in Washington, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Stamp depicts a moment in 1963 March on Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Lewis remembers the moment well: More than 250,000 people marching toward the Lincoln Memorial, rallying for jobs and justice, as he prepared to deliver a passionate speech at the March […]

08/23/2013

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

Lance Armstrong, US bike racer (AP Photo)

Armstrong urges judge to dismiss govt lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyclist Lance Armstrong urged a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss the Justice Department’s False Claims Act lawsuit against him, arguing that that the Postal Service got its money’s worth out of its […]

07/23/2013

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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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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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Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week, an apparent end-run around an unaccommodating Congress.

02/06/2013

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

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