postal service

Jun 3, 2021

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy under investigation over political fundraising

The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising activity at his former business, a DeJoy spokesman said Thursday.

Nov 10, 2014

Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised.

Aug 11, 2014

More mail, but $2B loss in quarter for USPS

The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday.

Jul 29, 2014

Glen Burnie man admits stealing 2,000 USPS carts

A Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing over 2,000 aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service. Roland Michael Muir, 57, admitted in his plea agreement, entered in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, that he and another man used his employer’s truck and then a rental truck to take the mail carts from […]

Nov 15, 2013

Postal Service loses $5B, again asks Congress for help

The U.S. Postal Service said Friday it lost $5 billion over the past year, and postal officials again urged Congress to pass legislation to help the beleaguered agency solve its financial woes.

Aug 14, 2013

Postal Service revamps priority mail program

WASHINGTON — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is revamping its priority mail program to raise revenue and drive new growth in its package delivery business. The agency is now offering free online tracking for priority mail shipments, free insurance and date-specific delivery so customers know whether a package will arrive in one, two or […]

Jul 24, 2013

Changes eyed in door-to-door mail delivery

WASHINGTON — Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It’s about as American as apple pie. But with the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the delivery service could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal a House panel was considering Wednesday. Curbside delivery, which includes […]

Feb 8, 2013

Postal Service lost $1.3 billion over quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year, despite a blizzard of campaign advertising for the fall political elections and a big holiday mail and shipping season. The loss announced Friday was far less than the $3.3 billion in the comparable quarter the previous fiscal year, […]

Feb 6, 2013

Netflix could gain from loss of Saturday mail delivery

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix won’t miss Saturday mail delivery, even though the weekend service helped keep the company’s DVD-by-mail subscribers happy. The U.S. Postal Service’s planned shift to reduce home delivery to five days a week instead of six might even make Netflix Inc. slightly more profitable by lowering the costs for sending out its […]

May 17, 2012

Postal Service to begin closing plants this summer

WASHINGTON — The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to close dozens of mail processing centers, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help. At a news briefing, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the agency’s mail processing network had simply become too big, […]

May 10, 2012

Postal Service loses $3.2B in 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON — Drowning in red ink, the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $3.2 billion and blamed Congress for blocking the agency’s cost-cutting efforts to offset declining mail volume and mounting costs for future retiree health benefits. From January to March, losses were $1 billion more than during the same period […]

May 9, 2012

Postal Service will keep rural post offices open

WASHINGTON — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service sought Wednesday to tamp down concern over wide-scale cuts, revealing it will seek to keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter hours. At a news briefing, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the mail agency was backing off its plan to close up to 3,700 low-revenue […]

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