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Vicki Kennedy Nominated For USPS Board Of Governors

Vicki Kennedy has been nominated to an advisory position by President Barack Obama. She is being considered for a position on the eleven-member Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. Vicki Kennedy hails from Crowley, Louisiana. Her parents, Doris Ann Boustany and Edmund Reggie, were actively involved in the politics and business in the area. Her father was …

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Postage Increase: New Price Rates May Be a ‘Lose-Lose Proposition’

A forewarning on changes in stamp prices has been reported since last year, informing Americans to look forward to an increase in costs for the new year. Well Sunday was the day that stamps officially increased by 4 cents; a new pricing that is expected to be in effect for the next 24 months. With the approval of the Postal …

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USPS, Amazon’s Sunday Delivery Deal May Save Postal Service

Amazon customers now have even more incentive to shop through the online retailer: Sunday deliveries. The U.S. Postal Service has teamed up with Amazon to deliver packages on Sundays in Los Angeles and New York, with plans to expand to more cities next year. Considering that Christmas is just around the corner, this will help people who live in participating …

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Stamps Increase: USPS Seeks To Raise The Price

The USPS is seeking to increase the price of stamps, which will certainly be disapproved of by American citizens. The postal service is planning a 3-cent increase, which would raise the price to 49 cents, in order to mail a letter. The proposal of this rate increase must be approved by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission. If accepted, the increase …

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Postal Service Proposes End to Door-to-Door Delivery

The United States Postal Service has gained media attention recently for the suggestion made earlier this year to do away with Saturday service. The postal service has been suffering over the past few years as snail mail has become more and more of a dead medium, causing the USPS to sinking into debt, all while not receiving any federal aid. …

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Johnny Cash Stamp To Be Released This Week

Johnny Cash still has a devoted fanbase ten years after his death, and now his legacy is being honored with a postage stamp designed to look like an album cover. “The committee selects individuals to be on stamps based on accomplishments in their fields, and Cash was a natural fit,” Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders said. “He has a huge …

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USPS Clothing Line to be Sold Next Year

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced a new partnership with Cleveland apparel manufacturer Wahconah Group. The companies will create the “Rain Heat & Snow” line of apparel and “accessory products.” The clothes will be designed around the unofficial USPS creed, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their …

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Postal Service Cuts Saturday Deliveries, But Who Will Be Most Affected?

The USPS has been the topic of much debate over the past couple of years as it reviews its options now that the digital world has seemingly rendered mail service near-obsolete. Though widespread email use has all but eliminated the need to send letters and many people are going paperless in an effort to be green, a lot of people …

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USPS Loses $1.3 Billion, Plans to Cut Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today announced its first quarter financial results and things are not looking good. In the first three months of the 2013 fiscal year USPS had a net loss of $1.3 billion. The first quarter includes holiday season shipping and mail, which generally makes it USPS’ most lucrative quarter. The company cited shipping and package revenue …

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Postal Service Announces $5.2 Billion Loss, Begs Congress For Help

The United States Postal Service announced today that it lost $5.2 billion during the third quarter of 2012. This net loss is over $2 billion more than the $3.1 billion loss the Postal Service recorded for the third quarter of 2011. So far, the Postal Service has lost $11.6 billion during the fiscal year 2012. The Postal Service stated that …

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eBay, USPS Innovate Shipping for Retailers

eBay was recognized by the U.S. Postal Service for technology and financial innovation on Monday, after systematically developing a setup on its platform that allows sellers to bill and ship faster. Users of eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, are able to calculate postage, purchase and print stamps, ship, track, etc., all within their online store. Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster …

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