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Post Office Cuts

Post Office Banking Could Be the Start of Something Big

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What better way to start a much-needed transformation of our financial sector than by providing services to those communities the financial industry refers to as the "unbanked"?

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 ...

How Would The End of Saturday Mail Delivery Affect Your Family?

Posted 02.08.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: It might sound crazy to you that mail was once delivered twice a da...

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.

10 Things The Postal Service Doesn't Want You To Know

SmartMoney | JEN WIECZNER | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: 1. Your failure to send your Mother a proper birthday card is the least of our problems. For four days at the end of June, retired l...

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...

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 Shenandoa...

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...

Senate Weighing Postal Service Measures

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With big postal cuts looming, the Senate is deciding whether to stabilize the ailing U.S. Postal Service with a short-term cash inf...

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 ...

U.S. Postal Service Plans Dramatic Service Cuts

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The U.S. Postal Service's plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and cut 28,000 jobs by the end of next year may help th...

Obama Says Postal Service Should Deliver One Less Day A Week

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday the U.S. Postal Service should be allowed to reduce mail delivery to five-days-a-week to help cu...

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...

Post Office Offering Early Retirement To 150,000 Workers, Cutting Managers

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Battered by the economy, the post office is offering early retirement to 150,000 workers, cutting management and closing offices, t...