U.S. Postal Service (USPS) http://www.kunc.org en Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services http://www.kunc.org/post/post-office-could-rack-billions-offering-money-services As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money each year, a new report suggests a way to add to its bottom line: offer banklike services, such as a check cashing card that would allow holders to make purchases and pay bills online or even take out small loans. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:43:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 53913 at http://www.kunc.org Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services Can Congress Figure Out How To Rescue The Post Office? http://www.kunc.org/post/can-congress-figure-out-how-rescue-post-office The U.S. Postal Service lost some $16 billion last year and continues to bleed red ink. Congress has been unable to agree on a rescue plan.<p>The latest proposal would allow the post office to end Saturday delivery in a year and enable it to ship wine and beer.<p>The Postal Service's woes are familiar: People don't really send letters anymore, so first-class mail is down, and Congress makes the post office prepay future retiree benefits to the tune of $5.5 billion a year.<p>Democratic Sen. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:04:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 48128 at http://www.kunc.org Can Congress Figure Out How To Rescue The Post Office? Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop http://www.kunc.org/post/postmaster-we-photograph-your-mail-not-snoop The head of the U.S. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:25:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47845 at http://www.kunc.org Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop House Republicans Back End To Door-Side Mail Service http://www.kunc.org/post/house-republicans-back-end-door-side-mail-service The age-old standoff between mail carrier and <em>Canis familiaris</em> could be coming to an end if the latest plan to save the Postal Service goes ahead.<p>The proposal, approved by a House committee on Wednesday, would end door-to-door delivery by 2022. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:17:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47524 at http://www.kunc.org House Republicans Back End To Door-Side Mail Service The ZIP Code Turns 50 Today — Here Are 9 That Stand Out http://www.kunc.org/post/zip-code-turns-50-today-here-are-9-stand-out Today marks the 50th anniversary of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_code" target="_blank">Zone Improvement Plan</a>, the network of ZIP codes we use for everything from mail delivery to credit card security.<p>The U.S. Postal Service began using the five-digit codes on July 1, 1963, hoping they would improve the efficiency and speed of mail sorting. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:47:00 +0000 46550 at http://www.kunc.org The ZIP Code Turns 50 Today — Here Are 9 That Stand Out