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  • **FILE** A Postal Service letter carrier delivers mail in the snow in Berea, Ohio. (Associated Press)

    Despite $15.9 billion loss, U.S. Postal Service execs see boost in pay

    Despite nearly $16 billion in annual losses announced by the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday, all but one of the top five executives for the nation's mail service had an overall compensation increase this year, records show.


  • "To return to long-term profitability and financial stability while keeping mail affordable, we must match our network to the anticipated workload," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said. Failure to do so would "create a fiscal hole." (Associated Press)

    Postal Service to begin closing processing centers this summer

    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.


  • U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe talks April 12, 2012, to Ingomar, Mont.-area residents about rural post office closures he says are needed as part of cost-cutting moves. (Associated Press)

    Postal Service to keep rural post offices open

    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.


  • **FILE** Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Postal cuts would slow delivery of first-class mail

    Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day.


  • **FILE** Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Postal Service reports $5.1B loss

    The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday reported a $5.1 billion annual loss, but the figure would have been more than twice as high if Congress had not postponed a $5.5 billion bill to fund retiree health benefits.


  • USPS far from dead letter, its chief says

    Despite the U.S. Postal Service's string of multibillion-dollar deficits and plans to shed more than 100,000 jobs, people are still lining up for a chance to work at the nation's mail service.


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    Postal Service to continue post-anthrax safeguards

    Despite being mired in the worst financial crisis in its history, the U.S. Postal Service has no plans to cut back on any of the bioterrorism preparedness measures that began in the wake of anthrax attacks through the U.S. mail system 10 years ago this month.


  • Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appears Tuesday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as the panel examines the serious funding woes of the Postal Service. (Associated Press)

    Postal Service on 'the brink of default'

    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned that the U.S. Postal Service is on "the brink of default" as he struggles to keep his agency solvent.


  • Illustration: US Postal Service

    Postal Service pleads for help to stay afloat, make payroll

    The U.S. Postal Service will default on billions of dollars in workers' compensation and retiree health payments and could have trouble making payroll without help from Congress, U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned the Senate on Tuesday.


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