The deadline for the United States Postal Service to repay its $5.5 billion loan from the U.S. Treasury is tonight, and the USPS is not expected to be able to make the payment.
While lawmakers continue to fight over how to fix the ailing U.S. Postal Service, the agency's money problems are only growing worse.
The U.S. Postal Service is so much a part of this country, it's in the Constitution.
The list of USPS processing plants that will be closed during the year. Seriously, it's time to end the monopoly.
Mike Dugger, Letter Carrier - Secrets of the Post Office and Post GOP Debate Commentary 9-22-11 - Mike and Ernie also share some old stories of early activism by the core of the LOVEolution... from when they were young in the early 90's
Plan calls for shutting down more than 250 mail processing facilities and eliminate 35,000 jobs.
As more customers choose to conduct their postal business online, on their smart phones, and at their favorite shopping destinations, the needs for the US Postal Service to maintain its nearly 32,000 retail offices -- the largest retail network in th
UPS relies heavily on telematics, as does GM with OnStar. The federal government could do a better job of capitalizing on the science. So he started thinking about one of the largest mobile networks on Earth: the post office.
Unbeknownst to most Americans, I'm sure, people outside of the USA can no longer mail you packages if that package weighs more than 1 pound (453 grams). That's the total weight including packaging. One pound is not very heavy.
Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week. If the change happens
The cost of a first-class stamp will rise to 42 cents starting May 12, the USPS said Monday. The price of the Forever stamp will go up the same time, meaning those stamps can still be purchased for 41 cents for first-class postage after the rate inc
Tiny Shirogane post office in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, with just three clerks and one ATM, might seem far removed from the world of global finance. But when Japan Post is privatized on Monday, the Shirogane office will become part
Could mail one day go the way of many pizza chains, where customers can pick it up or pay extra for home delivery? Will the mail still arrive six days a week? Will the government still be involved? (Let's hope not) The Postal Service is facin
Both the US Postal Service and postal customers should be concerned by recent First Class mail volumes trends. For the first half of fiscal year 2007 First Class mail is down by almost 650 million pieces, or 1.3 percent.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that he was deeply concerned about new mailing rates which will mailing costs significantly for small to medium-size publications. Sanders expressed concern that, at a time when fewer and fewer large media
Charles Williams can tell you his mail carrier's first and last name. The 68-year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident has built a friendship with Cindy White, his letter carrier for the past few years. "When it would rain, she wouldn't put m
New US postal rates threaten the survival of small and mid-sized publications and will prevent new start-ups
The 2007 Consumer Bill Payment Survey showed that, for the first time, online bill payments exceeded bill payments make by paper checks among online household. Online payments made up 39 percent of total volume of bill payments
Lengthy article about the Postal Strike of 1970, which later led to the Postal Reorganization Act, which created the United State Postal Service. Sure did work wonders didn't it.
Urban America has long been the exclusive enclave of letter carriers employed by the USPS. These workers -- who pledge not to be slowed by rain, hail, sleet or snow -- are instantly recognizable in their distinctive uniforms or vehicles
The missing clock didn't stop postal customer Al Cunningham from noticing the amount of time spent waiting for service. "We want people to focus on postal service and not the clock," said Stephen Seewoester, Dallas spokesman for the U.S
Josephine Baker is still causing a stir more than 80 years after she took Paris by storm with her nearly naked dance review. (I'm putting the link of the card here)
Here is Steiger's Law multiplied. Here's the list of reports required under the recently enacted "Postal Reform" legislation. BTW, the real loser with this reform is the public. More on that later
(I know not right category, but could this take place in US?) Jim Fitzpatrick, Post Office Minister, was booed and heckled by thousands of subpostmasters today as he spoke at a demonstration aimed at saving Britian's post offices. (Why)
Postmaster General John E. Potter told US Postal business customers Sept. 20 that the agency must prepare for a possible May 6 postal rate change implementation date. Mr. Potter made the announcement via satellite in Arlington, Texas,
All summer, federal-dom has been abuzz over a steamy US Postal Inspector's General's report accusing the agency's former public affairs chief of heavy drinking, expense account chicanery and sexual harassment. But who knew
(Why isn't this privatized yet. Years ago, FedEx and the USPS had similiar agreement with packages) UPS and the USPS have agreed to a deal to be announced on Wednesday that will put mail on the package-delivery company's planes.
Next time, you hear a Postal Official or even a Postal employee talk about how the Postal Service receives no government subsidy or in fact, any indirect subisdy, throw this bit of information at them. (And I bet you're shocked)
The Postal Service said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first class stamp by 3 cents - to 42 cents - and proposed a "forever" stamp that people could use as a hedge against future rate increases.
"We see very little growth in Standard mail volume [right now], [but] we are hoping to get it back up to the 3 percent growth level that it did last year," Richard J. Strasser Jr., USPS chief financial officer and executive vice president,