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How Post Offices Can Provide an Alternative to Payday Lending

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The federal government has a history of intervening to provide important services not offered by the private sector. And with a gap in the financial services arena for low- to moderate-income Americans, the U.S. Postal Service is a great fit to meet this demand.

Emily Swanson

Elizabeth Warren's Postal Banking Idea Has Big Public Support, New Poll Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Many Americans say they would support the U.S. Postal Service expanding into basic banking and financial services and would sometimes use those servic...

It's Been a Very Bad Month for the Private Sector

David Morris | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
David Morris

The private sector has had a very bad month. Its most widely publicized failure occurred when UPS and FedEx fumbled their Christmas deliveries while the U.S. Postal Service scored a touchdown.

Mailing A Letter Is About To Get More Expensive

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive. Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of ...

My 21st Century Pen Pal And I Use Skype To Chat

April Rudin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
April Rudin

The Internet has facilitated immeasurable connectivity between people in any country around the world, and furthered just about everything that I can think of. It has spawned a barrier-free world of information for people to connect and collaborate at will, propelled largely by a desire among humans to share ideas, passions, goals and experience.

Well That's Embarrassing...

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An embarrassing mistake involving a Statue of Liberty stamp is coming back to haunt the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp design rele...

Yes to Amazon. No to the Public. Welcome to the New Post Office

David Morris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
David Morris

The announcement that the US Postal Service will deliver packages for Amazon on Sundays came just a few days after a federal judge halted USPS' sale of Stamford's historic downtown post office.

Ashley: Los Angeles, February 2009

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I'm exiting the post office toward my car when she walks by me, with her white hair, mocha skin, translucent eyes that stand out from a distance, ...

Amazon, USPS Join Forces For Sunday Deliveries

Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Amazon is offering the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service a lifeline, The Washington Post reported. On Monday, the online retailer announced plans to ...

How to Save The Incredible Shrinking Post Office

David Morris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Morris

The post office does not have to disappear.  Here are five steps toward reviving and strengthening this valuable public institution.

Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word

Juri Koll | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.

Post Office Revamps Service

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is revamping its priority mail program to raise revenue and drive new growth in its ...

$1.9 Billion Lost

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service said Friday it lost $1.9 billion over the last three months and warned that losses would continue to mount witho...

The Plight of the Postal Service

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

The United States Postal Service is in a freefall due to poor management, a starkly shortsighted, paralyzed Congressional leadership, and the steady march of right wing ideologues.

NYC: My Own Personal Cocktail Party

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Jeanne Martinet

At the risk of seeming New York-centric, I believe people here tend to be more culturally-diverse and more engaged in what goes on around them than people in most other places, so our conversations tend to be more interesting -- and often more unguarded.

Four Victories for the Public Good

David Morris | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
David Morris

I'm not saying it's time to break out the champagne and start chanting, "The people united will never be defeated." But the past few weeks have brought us some heartwarming demonstrations that the popular will still has a bite.

Catherine New

How Some Small Companies Are Breathing Life Into A Dying Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.04.2013 | Small Business

Think no one but your grandmother sends cards anymore? Turns out greeting cards are still popular -- but maybe not in the way you think. Angelica B...

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Certainly we can choose to hold onto the idols and ideas that give us meaning and a sense of awareness and place in the world. But we don't need to. And therein lies the great lesson for us all.

A Post Office for the 21st Century: Universal High-Speed Broadband

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
David M. Abromowitz

Why not harness the Postal Service of the 21st century to catalyze America's economic development, much as the Postal Service did after it was originally created in the 18th century?

Mark Gongloff

Postal Service Spends Thousands On Cheesy Video Invitations

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

The U.S. Postal Service apparently subscribes to the Real Housewives of New Jersey school of money management: The thing to do when you're broke is to...

Saturday Delivery

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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6 People Who Should Be Freaking Out About the Post Office's Stupid Cuts

Toby Barlow | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Toby Barlow

Who cares about the silly little post office? Well, I'd like to suggest these mighty folks might want to start rolling up their sleeves and come out swinging.

Condemning the U.S. Postal Service's Move to End Saturday Delivery

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

By ending Saturday letter delivery in August 2013, as the USPS has proposed, millions of customers who take advantage of its services will be harmed, mail service will be slowed, and the USPS's current death spiral will deepen.

The Post Office's Pain Is Netflix's Gain

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology

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

Trump's Big, Expensive Blow

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Trump will be paying taxes after all on a historic property he complains he paid "too much" for. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and memb...