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Why we should bring back the Postal Banking system

Aug 18, 2014
Almost every other country has a postal banking system that serves low-income customers. Why don't we?
Posted In: post office, UK, U.S. Postal Service

Why it makes economic sense to send a letter for $0.49

Apr 25, 2014
For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can send a letter halfway across the globe. How?
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, mail

U.S. Postal Service gets creative with samples discount program

Aug 1, 2013
The Postal Service has launched a discount program for marketers who want to send out little samples of things, like detergent and toothpaste. Will it help spur more business?
Posted In: Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service

Tracking my package: A whole new meaning

Jul 3, 2013
All police have to do is ask, and the post office will tell them what kind of mail you've been receiving.
Posted In: post office, U.S. Postal Service, surveillance

The postman will only ring five times a week

Feb 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service plans to drop Saturday deliveries, except for packages. But don’t expect the 237-year-old service to disappear.
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, post office

Postal Service to cut Saturday mail delivery

Feb 6, 2013
The United States Postal Service plans to announce it is suspending regular Saturday letter delivery in an effort to save money.
Posted In: mail, post office, U.S. Postal Service

USPS teeters on the brink of default

Jul 30, 2012
Unless Congress does something by Wednesday, the postal service is going miss a $5.5 billion payment it owes the Treasury Department. In the long run, this could affect you, the taxpayer.
Posted In: usps, U.S. Postal Service

Post Office decides to keep small posts running

May 9, 2012
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe discusses why the Post Office decided to change a plan to shut down hundreds of rural post offices, the new plan he's proposing, and how much money it will save.
Posted In: Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service, post office

Postal Service cancels rural closings

May 9, 2012
Bowing to pressure from unhappy customers and members of Congress, the U.S. Postal service will not close some 3,600 rural post offices.
Posted In: post office, U.S. Postal Service, mail

This week: The Postal Service, the CFPB (non) confirmation

Dec 9, 2011
We talk to one of our Washington reporters about what happened in the news this week.
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, budget cuts, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Credit Cards

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