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Higher U.S. postage rates send vendors in China scrambling

Mar 9, 2021
The U.S. set higher postage rates last year. E-commerce sellers in China are still scrambling to deal with the change.
A seemingly small change like the U.S. raising postage rates for mail from abroad jolted Chinese firms that sell to Americans.
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Many small businesses rely on U.S. Postal Service

Aug 18, 2020
Some small business owners say it's important to their bottom line to have a reliable service that's less expensive than other delivery options.
Many small business owners rely on the Postal Service to communicate with clients and complete transactions.
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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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Amazon and its rivals are teaming up to keep the U.S. Postal Service the way it is

Aug 9, 2018
The group of retailers call themselves the Package Coalition.
U.S. Postal service mail handler Eric Smith sorts packages at the U.S. Postal service's Royal Palm Processing and Distribution Center on December 4, 2017 in Opa Locka, Florida.
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Postal service can't deliver long-term, stable jobs

Mar 21, 2016
USPS is looking at ways to increase revenues.
The stability of a U.S. Postal Service job is now shaky.
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The big payoff behind all those catalogs in the mail

Feb 11, 2016
Even though many put catalogs straight into recycling, that doesn’t really matter.
That stack of catalogs coming to your mailbox can pile up. There are more than 11 billion catalogs mailed in the U.S. every year. 
Katie Ferguson

For public good, not for profit.

Postal Service wants a redesigned mail truck

Feb 18, 2015
The boxy trucks we see every day are headed for retirement.

New USPS boss faces old problems

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

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?
A man walks by a sign in the lobby of a post office in San Francisco, California.
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