U.S. Postal Service (USPS)


Wed February 6, 2013

Postal Service Plans To End Saturday Mail Delivery

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 8:51 am



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Wed February 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Postal Service Will Move To Halt Saturday Mail

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 1:57 pm

Letter carrier Raymond Hou delivering mail on his route in San Francisco (March 2010 file photo).
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(We updated the top of this post at 10:37 a.m. ET.)

Calling it "absolutely necessary" if the U.S. Postal Service is going to stop losing billions of dollars a year and reach anything close to financial stability, Postmaster Gen. Patrick Donahoe confirmed Wednesday morning that USPS is moving to eliminate Saturday delivery of first-class mail.

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Tue January 29, 2013
The Record

Rising Postal Rates Squeeze Small Record Labels

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 8:51 am

Prices on mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service increased this week — the price of a first-class stamp now costs 46 cents, up a penny. But for small businesses that ship products overseas, like many independent record labels, the costs could be much larger.

Brian Lowit, who has worked at Washington, D.C.'s Dischord Records for 10 years, says that while a postage rate hike is a familiar bump in the road, "I've never seen one this drastic."

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Fri January 18, 2013
Planet Money

Lance Armstrong's Confession Could Cost Him Millions

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 3:09 pm

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In an interview that aired last night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Lance Armstrong confessed that he doped. That confession, added to mountains of other evidence, could cost him millions of dollars. There are three groups of people he may owe money to:

1. SCA Promotions

SCA is a company that underwrote millions of dollars of bonuses that Lance received for winning the Tour de France. Now that he's been stripped of those titles — they want their money back.

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Sat December 15, 2012

Shipping Deadlines For Holiday Packages

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Expect longer lines at mail centers Monday, Dec. 17 on what is expected to be the busiest shipping day of the year.  The deadline is also quickly approaching to mail your holiday cards and packages to ensure they make it to their destination by Christmas.

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