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Not Just Layoffs: Eight Ways Cities Reduce Employee Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

When city officials need to trim personnel costs, firing people isn't the first thing they look to do: it's the third. City budgets are stretched ...

Shock Doctrine at U.S. Postal Service: Is a Manufactured Crisis Behind Push Toward Privatization?

Democracy Now! | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For months, Americans have heard dire warnings about the impending collapse of the United States Postal Service. But many postal workers say the much-touted crisis is not what it seems.

Dave Jamieson

Postal Workers, Allies Decry 'Manufactured' Crisis At Agency | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Postal workers and their supporters plan to rally in congressional districts across the country Tuesday afternoon, hoping to convince th...

No More Next-Day Mail? Postal Service Proposes New Cuts

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The financially troubled Postal Service said Thursday it may close more than 250 mail processing facilities across the country and plans...

Freddie and Fannie -- Has Everyone Gone Postal?

Adam Levin | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Adam Levin

Between Freddie and Fannie's latest woes and the United States Postal Service teetering on collapse, it's been a bad week or so for quasi-governmental agencies.

How to Save the U.S. Postal Service

Spencer Green | Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Put hallucinogens in stamp adhesives to make sending mail fun again.

U.S. Postal Service Proposes Cutting 120,000 Jobs, Pulling Out Of Federal Benefit Plans

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is considering cutting as many as 120,000 jobs. Facing a second year of losses totali...

New Postal Stamp to Honor Owney, The Post Office Dog

Kate Kelly | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Kate Kelly

On July 27, 2011, the USPS will release a commemorative stamp to honor Owney, the Post Office Dog, that was found and adopted by postal workers in Albany, New York.

Famed Lawyer's In-Law Dies In Crash

AP | Posted 09.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A U.S. Postal Service truck driver accidentally struck and killed a retired state Supreme Court special referee who was the sister-in...

Postal Service Ends Special Sunday Delivery For Adventist Community

Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion

By Albert Sabate Religion News Service LOMA LINDA, Calif. (RNS) Postal carrier Ruth Gomez had prayed and waited for five years to be transferred t...

Postal Service Takes Massive Loss Despite Deep Cuts

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service said Friday it lost $8.5 billion last year despite deep cuts of more than 100,000 jobs and other reductions in r...

Eco Etiquette: Can I Email My Holiday Cards?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm enchanted at the sight of my far-flung friends and family and their collective broods dressed in matching reindeer suits, but all that paper! All those trees!

Ten Fascinating Facts about Shopping by Mail (or Online)

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Kelly

"First gridlock alert day of the holiday season" was a news headline being trumpeted by talk-radio hosts in the New York area this morning. Despite t...

Where's Lance Armstrong's Fraud? Postal Tour Veteran Doubts Crime

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

If Armstrong truly did not have a contract with the U.S. Postal Service, it's going to be fascinating to see how the government can weave a theory of fraud. Documents more than allegations may determine the cyclist's fate.

Letter From 1930s DELIVERED At Last In California

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A letter was finally delivered to a Stockton business was originally sent in the 1930s... 73 years ago....

Postal Service Gives Soldiers Denied Cigarette Shipments A Way To Get Them Back

AP | KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it plans to resume shipping care packages with cigarettes and other tobacco to sol...

Think Twice Before Taking a Paper Receipt

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

When shopping, how many times do you hear the cashier ask, "Would you like a receipt"? And how many times do you take one? Well, here's some eye-ope...

'Overwhelmed' Postal Worker Dumps Mail

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Woo hoo! A beautiful weekend is ahead. We wish we could dump the Friday workload and start the weekend early. Well, that's exactly what one mail ca...

Lance Armstrong's Mail Fraud

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

FDA special agent Jeff Novitzky is leading a massive, multi-million dollar federal investigation to discover whether the Postal Service was tricked into overpaying Armstrong and his teammates.

Oldest U.S. Postal Worker Retires At 95

AP | NARDINE SAAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

REDLANDS, Calif. — It wasn't snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night that stopped Chester Arthur Reed from his appointed round. The mail handl...

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Letter Carriers To Collect Food Across America May 8

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each year, the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger campaign rallies Americans for a massive one-day food drive. Letter carriers ...

The Postal Service's Fiscal Crisis and Future Viability

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

As a result of postal workers' high level of service, the Postal Service has become one of the most trusted organizations in America. But it's tradition of service is under more pressure than ever before due to a financial crisis.

Here's Why Stamps Are a National Treasure

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

As we increasingly communicate by e-mail, we are losing something special that we take for granted--these delightful pieces of miniature artwork that commemorate our American heritage.

The U.S. Census: A Vital Part of Democracy

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Those who neglect or refuse to fill out a census form are breaking the law, and fines can be levied for failure to participate. This is as true now as it has been in the past.

NO MAIL On Saturday?

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The post office is renewing its drive to drop Saturday delivery – and plans a rate increase – in an effort to fend off ...