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To Ship or Not to Ship Your Luggage

Sonia Gil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Wouldn't it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.

Warren's Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target

Ellen Brown | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Ellen Brown

Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Senator Elizabeth Warren's support of postal financial services, he has done a serious disservice to the underdogs.

Is Debtors' Prison a Possibility?

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Gregory P. Demetriou

With liabilities at $63 Billion and assets of only $40 Billion, the USPS is bankrupt by any stretch of the ruler. Without legislation, the USPS will add another $5.7 Billion of defaulted retiree health benefits to the deficit on September 30,2104. And so it goes. Deeper and deeper into the hole.

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 ...

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...

Forever Stamped on Our Memory: Janis Joplin

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

Janis Joplin sang old-soul blues in a raspy voice that slithered and surged effortlessly yet precisely through folk, through jazz, through psychedelic rock. She should have been turning 71 this weekend, approaching the age of old souls.

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 ...

"What Happened To Christmas?"

Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion

"What happened to Christmas?" A USPS holiday stamp ad had some Twitter users up in arms over the omission of the word "Christmas." The kerfu...

Police: Postal Worker Shot To Death While Delivering Mail

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Crime

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Police say a postal worker has been shot to death while delivering mail about 10 miles from the nation's capital. Police said ...

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 ...

WATCH: This May Be The Laziest Delivery Driver Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

This appears to be the laziest USPS driver ever. Instead of walking down the sidewalk at this home, our driver opts to drive her car across the law...

Postal Service Defaults On Another Huge Bill

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service on Monday defaulted yet again on a prepayment for the healt...

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...

Postal Service May Need Emergency Rate Hike

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency inc...

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.

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...

Postal Service Problems: Senators Offer Plan To Save Cash-Strapped USPS

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Saturday mail delivery would be ended in a year and the Postal Service could start shipping alcoholic beverages under a plan offere...

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 ...

Say Goodbye To Door-To-Door Mail Delivery Service?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Door-to-door mail delivery by the Postal Service could soon be put on the chopping block as House lawmakers look for services to cut in order to help ...

First-class Mail

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


$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.