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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 Man Known as Sugar Meat

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices
Lawrence D. Elliott

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is quoted as saying "Without an education, a people will perish." From the moment "The Great...

Return to Lender: Postal Banking Can Bring Equity to Communities

Michelle Chen | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The Postal Service can become a more viable business and a more vital community institution by enhancing its public role. It can challenge Wall Street by bringing economic equity to Main Street.

Obama Taps Ted Kennedy's Widow For Key Post

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is nominating Vicki Kennedy to the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service. ...

The Postal Service Lost $354 Million Last Quarter

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service says it lost $334 million over the last three months and that mounting losses could lead to cash flow problems ...

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"?

Coming to a Post Office Near You: Loans You Can Trust?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

With post offices and postal workers already on the ground, USPS could partner with banks to make a critical difference for millions of Americans who don't have basic banking services because there are almost no banks or bank branches in their neighborhoods.

Here's Why You Should Stop Freaking Out About The Postage Stamp Price Hike

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

You may have heard that the Postal Service is raising the price of mailing a letter by three cents on Sunday. Though this is the first time the Postal...

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 ...

Dem Senator's Husband Tied To Questionable Dealings With U.S. Postal Service

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

This article has been updated with comment from Feinstein's office. See UPDATE below. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her husband are tied to ...

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.

Have You Hugged Your Postal Clerk Today?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Want to change the world? Start with the person in front of you.

Postal Rate Hike Proposal Faces Scrutiny

Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW MIGA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Postal Service's proposal to raise the price of mailing a letter to 49 cents is sure to fac...

I'm With Stupid: Planning 59 Years Ahead for a Successful Retirement

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.09.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I understand that America's catalog-and-junk-mail industry may be the only thing keeping the U.S. Postal Service afloat, but surely we can find a better use for our trees than turning them into pulp for millions of catalogs a day that go straight into the recycle bin.

You May Not Know You Were a Victim of This Moving Scam

Carolyn McKibbin | Posted 10.23.2013 | HuffPost Home
Carolyn McKibbin

There's a new kind of moving scam in town. This one takes advantage of an inexpensive, convenient service that over 40 million people who move each year in the U.S. use to update their address with the United States Postal Service.

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 ...

USPS Criticized For Controversial Idea To Raise Cash

CNBC | Drew Sandholm and Tom Rotunno | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

CNBC: Oh, the beer run. That time-honored tradition of hopping in the car and heading to the local liquor establishment to replenish your supply of...

Postal Service Had Huge Loss

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service has trimmed its losses to $740 million over the last three months by consolidating processing facilities, cuttin...

The U.S. Postal Service Wants To Deliver Alcohol To Your Doorstep

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Special delivery from the post office – beer, wine and spirits, if Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has his way. In an intervie...

The Postal Service Is Photographing Your Mail

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States – 160 billion last year – and keeps ...

Issa V. U.S. Post Office

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Lance: Government Got What It Bargained For

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 09.24.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyclist Lance Armstrong urged a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss the Justice Department's False Claims Act lawsuit against him, ar...

Going Postal

Cindy Auten | Posted 08.04.2013 | Technology
Cindy Auten

Let's face it, to get to the top of anyone's good list is certainly no easy task. Hats off to those who are helping the Postal Service reinvent itself and supporting a very complicated IT system.

$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...