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Saving the Post Office: Letter Carriers Consider Bringing Back Banking Services

Ellen Brown | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

Adding banking services is an internationally proven way to maintain post office profitability.

Buffalo Postal

Michael Clarke | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Michael Clarke

Using information from mail carriers, we began to identify Buffalo neighborhoods where we could do some good. It would be nice to rescue every street, but resources are scarce in this line of work.

U.S. Postal Service May Soon Be Unable To Borrow Money

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

* USPS net loss $5.2 bln vs $3.1 bln a year earlier * Mail volume down, shipping and packages up * Officials call on Congress to overhaul ag...

The Chutzpah of Peter Orszag

David Morris | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
David Morris

In his recent article in Bloomberg News he insists the best fix for the post office is to take it private.

Post Office Privatization Is Probably a Huge Real Estate Deal

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

If the United States Postal Services is such a bottomless money pit, why would anybody want it? Who ever heard of buying a service company with no upside? What's in it for them?

Dave Jamieson

Mail Fail: Postal Service To Default As Congress Breaks For Recess

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

At midnight Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service is expected to default on a multi-billion dollar payment owed to the Treasury, highlighting financial s...

Postal Service Default Looming

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” has traditionally prevented the Postal Service from delivering the mail. Come August 1, a $5 b...

Dave Jamieson

You've Got No Mail: Postal Service Faces Bankruptcy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

The post office in Syria, Va., is pretty easy to miss, but then so is the village of Syria itself. Lying in the eastern foothills of the Shenandoah mo...

How Phantom Accounting Is Destroying The Post Office

David Morris | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
David Morris

The post office deficit that is driving management to commit institutional suicide by ending six-day delivery, closing half of the nation's post offices and mail-processing centers, and laying off more than 200,000 workers, is make-believe.

McCain Blasts Proposal To Keep Post Offices Open

Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

By HOPE YEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A Senate bill aimed at saving the U.S. Postal Service would make it harder to close thousands of lo...

Don't Show Up To A Closed Post Office On Tax Day

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.14.2012 | Money

If you plan on mailing in your taxes minutes before midnight on Tuesday, you might want to reconsider your plans. Most post offices are not staying...

Banks Finding Opportunity In Postal Service Woes

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business

* Banks see an opening in calls to end Saturday deliveries * Chance of slower mail argues for electronic payments * Bank...

Feds Intercept Pot Shipment Sent To Publishing House

Posted 03.21.2012 | Books

Crime-related documents website The Smoking Gun reported yesterday that three parcels, containing 11 pounds of pot, were intercepted on their way to p...

Undead Letter Office

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.20.2012 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

The Count returned last night in a foul mood, his attempt to acquire stamps foiled because the village post office closed before dark. "Fools!" he raged. "Eliminating evening hours -- I shall make them pay!"

These Are The States With The Most Post Office Closings

Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

The U.S. Postal service plans to close nearly half of the nation’s mail processing centers beginning May 15th. The move, which follows a five-month ...

Native And Rural Communities Face Devastating Post Office Closures

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

While winter has spared remote areas of Minnesota this year, proposed budget cuts will slam the North Country if the U.S. Post Office abandons its location in Ponsford.

How Obama Can Guarantee a Second Term

David Morris | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
David Morris

Let me suggest a surefire way Barack Obama can win a second term: stand in the doorway of a post office scheduled for closing and declare, "Not on my watch."

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

The Post Office Shutdown: Answers To Your Most Important Questions

Gene Marks | Posted 02.18.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

So what if, with all this talk of deficits and national debt and budget overages, our government takes the unprecedented step of shutting down its mail services? Many small business would worry. But I say to my fellow small business owners: do not fear.

Nate C. Hindman

Business Owners Brace For Massive USPS Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.09.2011 | Small Business

"Grandma may soon have to get in the car and drive 100 miles for her medicine," worried Bill Snodgrass, the owner of a USave Pharmacy in a small Nebra...

The Public Be Damned: Using the Amtrak Script to Kill the Post Office

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

There is an alternative to the current flood of crocodile tears over the death of written communication. We could return to the social compact that regarded mail service as something to be paid for by the people who benefit from it most.

Matt Sledge

Santa's Elf At The Postal Service Confronts His Biggest Challenge Yet, The Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Recession. Santa's got a new reindeer to wrangle, and it's sending hundr...

Dave Jamieson

Postal Service On The Chopping Block

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The United States postmaster general and the leader of a major postal workers' union offered competing views on Monday of how to deal wi...

Them That Go Down to the River

Aaron Handelsman | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit
Aaron Handelsman

Not only must J.W. Westcott Company's crew adhere to the USPS's creed of delivering through rain, sleet, and snow, they must also battle fast-moving currents and factory-sized freighters that do not stop for their deliveries.

Take Me to the Post Office

Juanita MORE! | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

I admit it I'm an old-fashioned gal. I like to get a real card or letter from someone I care about in my real mailbox!