‘Am I crazy?' Deciding to work for the government

Jan 20, 2014
There have been pay freezes, hiring freezes, and on top of that, there was the shutdown just a few months ago.

Stamp prices tick up ... again

Dec 24, 2013
Regulators said first-class postage stamp prices will increase $0.03 next year.

A peek inside the Post Office before Christmas

Dec 16, 2013
Monday is purported to be the U.S. Postal Service's biggest day of the year.

Special delivery from Amazon and USPS: Sunday packages

Nov 11, 2013
Amazon has signed a deal with the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries this holiday season.
U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Juan Padilla arranges mail in his truck while on his delivery route in San Francisco, Calif. Bowing to pressure from unhappy customers and members of Congress, the U.S. Postal service will not close some 3,600 rural post offices.
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The postman always rings twice on Sundays (if you ordered from Amazon)

Nov 11, 2013
Amazon has just announced a new deal with USPS for Sunday delivery.

Tracking USPS' slow burn: Group mail delivery?

Jul 16, 2013
The greeting card industry has devised a plan to rescue the U.S. Postal Service. Key to the plan is something called "cluster boxes."

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.

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U.S. Post Office to cut $3 billion

Dec 5, 2011
The Post Office will slow first-class delivery next spring to save money and help avoid bankruptcy. That will affect people and businesses who still rely on mail.

Could you be on the next postage stamp?

Sep 26, 2011
And this final note. If you're thinking you'd be a good candidate to be featured on a postage stamp -- but don't want to wait until the tradition...

Oh whither the postal service

Sep 6, 2011
The USPS says it will default on loans if the government doesn't step in by the end of the month. Turns out this whole "electric mail", also known...