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Postal Service backs down on cutting Saturday mail

WASHINGTON — The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service backed down from its cost-saving plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery, acknowledging that Congress barred a move that supporters said was essential to addressing the agency’s dire financial condition. Despite the retreat, the ...

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UPS sees delivery of 527 million holiday packages

NEW YORK — UPS expects to deliver 527 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, surpassing last year’s record high by 10 percent. The world’s largest package delivery company estimates 28 million of those will be delivered on Thursday, ...

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Walmart begins testing same-day delivery service

Walmart is testing a same-day delivery service in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday shopping season. The move comes as the world’s largest retailer faces increasing competition from online giants like Amazon.com., which is ...

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UPS says 2011 rates will rise 4.9 percent

ATLANTA — United Parcel Service Inc. says rates for next year are going up 4.9 percent for ground and air-express shipments. UPS, the world’s largest package-delivery company, said Monday that the new rates will take effect Jan. 3. Imports of ...

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