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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...

David Lohr

Father Devastated By Lost Ashes Of Murdered Son

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.19.2012 | Crime

While the loss of a child is difficult for any parent, a Missouri man's heartbreak was recently doubled when his murdered son's remains were lost by t...

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...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Postal Workers Launch Hunger Strike To 'Save' Agency

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of U.S. Postal Service employees and supporters launched a hunger strike Monday on Capitol Hill, urging action from lawmakers in...

Postal Service Chief Issues Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

* Official says USPS must cut costs, grow business * Donahoe says does not expect USPS to need bailout By Emily Stephens...

Postal Worker Allegedly Used Mail Route To Deal Drugs, Steal Veterans' Meds

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

Apparently one postal worker in California did a little bit more than deliver mail while working her route. Police say postal worker Shelly Crabb o...

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...

Killing the Messenger: The Downsizing and Death of the Postal Service

Dean Baker | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The goal is to have a public Postal Service that can compete effectively in the market. But it's not a fair fight when we shove it into the ring with its shoes tied together and both hands tied behind its back.

Making a Green Choice This Earth Day

Chuck Teller | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Chuck Teller

This Earth Day, as people try to reduce their carbon footprints, they need not look any further than the junk in their mail boxes.

Plan Aimed At Saving Postal Service Money May Actually Lose It Billions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

Could cuts actually cost the United States Postal Service more than they save it? If a survey commissioned by the Postal Service and cited by CNNMo...

Can an Edible Stamp Save the U.S. Postal Service?

John Malik | Posted 05.28.2012 | Comedy
John Malik

When I asked about states that do not have official fruits such as Pennsylvania or New Mexico, Mr. Assef assured me that Mr. Cantu has created stamps out of indigenous fruits in those states, so New Mexico gets prickly pear and South Dakota gets gooseberries.

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...

Marijuana Going Postal?

Posted 02.28.2012 | Denver

Suddenly it's a marathon keeping up with Colorado's marijuana news. Colorado's post officials say they feel they are seeing an uptick in attempts t...

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 ...

Postal Service To Cut Staggering Number Of Jobs

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Feb 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service announced plans on Thursday to close or consolidate 223 mail processing centers and eliminate up to 35,00...

USPS Urns Colo. Woman's Anger

Posted 02.21.2012 | Denver

A Colorado daughter is stunned after returning home from a funeral to discover her mother's remains are stuck in USPS limbo. 9News reports Lynn You...

For the Love of Justice: A Valentine's Day Tribute to Frederick Douglass

Hugh Hogan | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Hugh Hogan

In honor of Frederick Douglass' activism, here is my Valentine's Day message to New Yorkers who want to make this city a fairer, more caring and compassionate place.

Things Get Worse For U.S. Postal Service

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

* Postal Service says mail volume down 6 pct * Package business grew due to holiday shopping * Agency lost $5.1 bln last...

Marijuana Bust Raids 25 Houses, Mass Arrests

Posted 01.25.2012 | Denver

The North Metro Drug Task Force has been leading an investigation into a large-scale marijuana takedown ironically dubbed "Operation Sweet Leaf" that ...

WATCH: Postal Worker Caught With Truckloads Of Stolen Mail

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

On top of a financial crisis of devastating proportions, it looks like the U.S. Postal Service has yet another problem on its hands: an employee that'...

11 Things That Will Be More Expensive In 2012

Posted 12.29.2011 | Fifty

With 2012 just around the corner, we are planning resolutions and bracing for change. However, our pocketbooks will also need readjusting in preparati...

Is Booze The Key To Saving The Postal Service?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

The eagle is struggling to fly. Growing financial grief has placed the U.S. Postal Service in a difficult bind. As it plans to close hundreds of m...

It's Time to Transform the U.S. Postal Service

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Ultimately, the USPS has the opportunity to create some amazing new value for United States citizens. By generating income from e-business and retraining workers, they could positively shape America's future rather than cling to the past.