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Postal Service Cuts

Door-To-Door Mail Would Stop For Millions Under Proposed Law

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their door but would have to go to communal or curbside boxes instead ...

Dave Jamieson

How The Postal Service Could Give Its Jobs Away To Staples

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. -- On a recent Saturday morning, 500 protesters poured out of a parade of school buses, signs and megaphones in hand, and tried the...

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.

Report: Hallmark Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts

Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

Hallmark will stop at nothing to ensure you don’t have to wait an extra two days for your birthday card. The famed greeting card company has step...

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...

Jason Linkins

Cash-Strapped U.S. Postal Service Hopes You Will Buy Some Of Their Dope All-Weather Gear

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

As you've no doubt heard, there are big changes afoot for your U.S. Postal Service. The perennially cash-strapped movers of mail recently announced th...

LOOK: 9 Reasons The Postal Service Is Not Obsolete Yet

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

The Postal Service may no longer deliver letters on Saturdays, but that doesn't mean its services are not important. In fact, the world would be a ...

Postal Service Takes Drastic Action

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut b...

Grim News For The Postal Service

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors has directed the cash-strapped agency t...

A Reality Check on Postal Service Finances

Ron Bloom | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Ron Bloom

Sacrifices will be required of the Postal Service, but hacking away at its core strength will not solve the problem. Instead, it would tear down a network that has taken more than two centuries to build. Americans should demand better.

Postal Service Can't Pay Its Bills ... Again

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

The U.S. Postal Service may be able to deliver your bill payments, but it's having a little trouble delivering its own. Come Sept. 30, USPS will de...

More Junk Mail? It's On Its Way

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

Imagine a world without junk mail. Now stop, because the one real one is about to have a lot more of it. The United States Postal Service is cuttin...

Dave Jamieson

Seinfeld's Newman Calls Postal Service Cuts 'A Sad Passage'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

The actor Wayne Knight played one of the most indelible roles in television from the 1990s -- that of Newman, the scheming letter carrier and arch-nem...

A Glut Of Simpsons Stamps

Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

D’oh. You can add Simpsons-themed stamps to the list of financial woes plaguing the U.S. Postal Service. USPS wasted $1.2 million printing 1 bil...

Looming Postal Service Default May Be Scaring People Out Of Sending Mail

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

* Agency set to default on payment for retiree benefits * Default would not cause service interruptions, USPS says * Unc...

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...

Postal Service Makes Announcement About Cuts

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bending to strong public opposition, the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday backed off a plan to close thousands of r...

Both Parties All Talk, No Action On Crucial Issue

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing Republicans and Democrats in Washington say they agree on, it's the need to reduce federal spending. And it's somet...

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.

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...

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...

Big Postal Service Cuts Coming In May

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With no financial relief in sight, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with planned cuts to more than 260 mail processing cent...

Fixing the United States Postal Service

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology
Gabe Zichermann

The USPS has tremendous potential to innovate itself out of the hole it's in. Why oversee the demise of postal delivery when you can reinvent the organization for the future?

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...