U.S. Postal Service (USPS)


Fri August 24, 2012
Around the Nation

Simpsons Not A Big Seller For U.S. Postal Service

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 9:56 am



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with condolences to the U.S. Postal Service. The Post Office is stuck with hundreds of millions of stamps bearing the likeness of Homer Simpson. The service predicted the stamps would be twice as popular as Elvis Presley. One billion stamps were printed. Bloomberg reports only 318 million have been sold. An inspector general's report says that kind of overprinting adds to the post office money losses.

DAN CASTELLANETA: (as Homer Simpson) Doh.

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Wed August 1, 2012
The Two-Way

USPS Defaults On $5.5 Billion Payment To Treasury

An employee loads flat trays onto a truck at the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va.
Andrew Harrier Bloomberg via Getty Images

For the first time ever, the United States Postal Service has defaulted on a payment to the Treasury.

The USPS warned of a default in a statement on Monday. It it would not make the $5.5 billion payment due today and that it would also default on a $5.6 billion payment due Sept. 30. Both of those payments are federally mandated and go toward prefunding retiree health benefits.

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Wed July 25, 2012


Fri July 13, 2012

A Small Town's Post Office, And Its 'Squire'

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 8:17 am

Freddie Wood stands at the counter of the Wood & Swink general store in Evinston, Fla.

This month, the U.S. Postal Service begins cutting back hours and services at rural post offices across the country. One store facing changes sits inside the Wood & Swink general store in the northern Florida town of Evinston. The store has been in Freddie Wood's family for more than 100 years. In that time, it's gone through only small changes.

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Sat June 30, 2012

Bellvue Mail Service Affected by High Park Fire Resumes

The High Park Fire from Bellvue. Photo taken June 11, 2012
Kirk Siegler KUNC

Besides the horrific destruction of property, the High Park Fire also impacted mail delivery for many living in the fire zone.

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