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united states postal service

Jun 3, 2014

Postal worker charged with stealing mail

Federal authorities have charged a Baltimore-area postal worker with stealing more than 20,000 pieces of mail, including magazines, videos, passports and gift cards.

Sep 26, 2013

Postmaster: Money woes behind rate hike request

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday the Postal Service had no choice but to ask for an emergency rate hike given the agency’s dire finances. One day after his cash-strapped agency proposed raising the first-class stamp price to 49 cents, Donohoe urged swift action by Congress to overhaul the Postal Service and fix […]

Sep 25, 2013

USPS seeks increase in cost of stamps, to 49 cents

WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency’s “precarious financial condition” and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress. “Of the options currently available to the […]

Aug 1, 2013

AP Interview: USPS eyes alcohol deliveries

WASHINGTON — Allowing the Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits is high on his wish list for raising cash for his financially ailing agency, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Donahoe also endorsed ending most door-to-door and Saturday mail deliveries as cost-saving measures for his agency, […]

May 14, 2012

USPS stalls closure of urban stations

DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Watkins says the agency is stalling plans to close 600 urban and suburban postal branch offices and satellite stations. Watkin’s announcement Monday follows the agency’s decision last week to halt the planned shutdown of hundreds of rural post offices, saying they can remain open with shorter […]

Sep 6, 2011

In financial crisis, post office turns to Congress

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned that the Postal Service is on “the brink of default” as he battles to keep his agency solvent. Without legislation by Sept. 30, the agency “will default on a mandated $5.5 billion payment to the Treasury,” Donahoe told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. […]

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