U.S. Postal Service gets new leader as it deals with big financial concerns

Jun 15, 2020
How does the traditional role of the postal service square with modern delivery demands?
A USPS mail carrier loads her truck in El Paso, Texas, in April.
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Postal Service experiments with driverless mail trucks

May 21, 2019
The big-rig mail trucks will include a safety driver in case something goes wrong.
One of the trucks being used in the trial.
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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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Postal service may get green light for higher stamp prices

Aug 11, 2017
The U.S. Postal Service wants more freedom to raise the price of stamps. After a 10-year review, regulators at the Postal Regulatory Commission could give a decision on that request as soon as next month. This comes as USPS has…

The Postal Service wants you, millennials

May 16, 2017
The agency still needs letter carriers, but the benefits aren't what they used to be.
 With less mail to deliver, the Postal Service has downsized, but it still has to deliver to almost every address in the country.
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New USPS boss faces old problems

Jan 30, 2015
Megan Brennan is about to take over the agency.

Possible rate hike unites the (postal) classes

Sep 2, 2013
Class division in the United States can be stark, in one small way, tough financial times at the Postal Service are uniting the classes.

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

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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?

Don't fall prey to the 'foreign lottery' scam

Mar 22, 2013
Older Americans are being targeted by con artists abroad. The victims are told they are winners of a "foreign lottery" and that they only have to pay taxes and fees to claim their jackpots. But, the scam is costing people…

Price of a 'forever' stamp is going up

Jan 25, 2013
The Postal Service is raising all rates an average of about 4 percent, but that's not enough to wipe out its losses.