USPS $3.9 billion from being in the black

Nov 15, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service lost almost $4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year.
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U.S. announces plan to withdraw from 144-year-old international postal treaty

Oct 17, 2018
The Trump administration announced today that it’s planning to pull the United States out of a relatively obscure 144-year-old treaty. The Universal Postal Union sets rates that national postal services charge for shipping small parcels to other countries. The move could…

U.S. announces plan to withdraw from 144-year-old international postal treaty

Oct 17, 2018
The Trump administration announced today that it’s planning to pull the United States out of a relatively obscure 144-year-old treaty. The Universal Postal Union sets rates that national postal services charge for shipping small parcels to other countries. The move could…

The post office may be losing money, but Amazon is not to blame

Apr 2, 2018
Packages from the e-commerce world have helped USPS see double-digit increases in revenue.
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Fedex says it won’t add surcharges to regular holiday period packages, unlike UPS

Aug 3, 2017
The weather outside may be sweltering, so it might seem an odd time to be thinking about the holiday season, but that’s exactly what shippers are doing. Today FedEx announced it won’t be adding holiday surcharges to regular packages it…

How to fold your ballot, for San Franciscans

Nov 1, 2016
It's really that complicated.
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How the post office created America

Jun 27, 2016
A new book explains.
The postal service was around even before the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
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The guarantees of a forever stamp investment not so forever anymore

Mar 25, 2016
The price of a forever stamp is going to drop from 49 cents to 47 cents.
"Forever" first-class stamps.
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USPS can now send you pictures of your mail via email

Dec 8, 2015
You can now get a picture of your mail before actually receiving it .

Politicians still use snail mail

Nov 17, 2015
Three politicians have sent actual letters to NBC asking for air time.