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When Amazon comes to town, rural post offices struggle to keep up with deliveries

Dec 11, 2023
When thousands of Amazon packages arrived overnight, it wreaked havoc on a post office in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Last year, the USPS lost $6.5 billion. Delivering for Amazon is a way the agency offsets its costs.
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Some rural Americans worry about USPS cuts, closures

Jan 18, 2022
Since 2007, the United States Postal Service has reported net losses of nearly $100 billion.
Cost-saving measures for the United States Postal Service include the closure and consolidation of branches, especially in rural settings that heavily depend on the service.
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USPS pilots a public banking program

Oct 15, 2021
The pilot program emerges more than 50 years after the USPS ceased public banking. 
A view of a U.S. post office in Bethesda, Maryland in August 2020.
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Can the U.S. Postal Service afford a one-day delay in deliveries this holiday season?

Dec 5, 2018
In honor of former President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Postal Service is suspending deliveries Wednesday.
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