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Rummaging around for 1- and 2-cent postage stamps when postal rates go up is heading the way of the Pony Express. Beginning in January, all new stamps good for 1 ounce of first-class mail will be marked as "forever."
Considering how much I travel abroad and domestically, I'm actually surprised how much I hate and resent the thought of flying.
On the day before he was set to take over as the nation's 73rd U.S. postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe sought to explain to a Senate panel how he plans to reverse a string of multibillion-dollar annual losses and lift the Postal Service out of the worst financial crisis in its history.
Outgoing U.S. Postmaster John E. Potter, who earned nearly a quarter-million dollars in incentive pay in 2010 on top of a $273,000 salary, is telling fellow Postal Service executives that from now on bonuses and salary increases will be tied to the agency's financial condition.
The Obama administration is set to announce approval of a 1,000-megawatt solar project on federal land in Southern California, the largest in a series of solar projects given the go-ahead in recent weeks.
The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents — to 46 cents.
White House sends spending wish list
The Postal Service was $3.5 billion in the red for the April through June period.
Higher monthly fees are coming for consumers who take out home loans guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration, the primary source of mortgages for first-time homebuyers.