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Topic - U.S. Postal Service
It's bad enough that the U.S. Postal Service released a so-called "Forever" stamp it claimed contained the image of the Statue of Liberty — the one that stands in New York Harbor — when it was actually, and mistakenly, the image of the version that stands outside New York-New York Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.
In the wake of the frantic Black Friday, shoppers are clicking their way to more deals with Cyber Monday. It's an easy way to buy products and find the deals. And that easiness may increase with Amazon's latest idea.
The U.S. Postal Service has put up a $100,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot to death a mailman in Maryland over the weekend.
Where’s Christmas? As one social media commentator rapidly noticed, a recent U.S. Postal Service advertisement to sell “holiday stamps” curiously omitted a Christmas or Christian-themed message, yet included portrayals of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
Amazon says it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays.
James Gattuso's "Congressional checks and balances aren't in the mail" (Commentary, Oct. 24) omits inconvenient facts while painting an unrelentingly gloomy picture of the U.S. Postal Service and advocating sharp cuts in service.
Rain and other severe weather may not stop the nation's mail carriers "from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," but managers at one post office in New Jersey took the pledge a little too literally, and required employees to come into work during Hurricane Sandy last year.
Spare change is hard to find at the U.S. Postal Service nowadays. The nation's mail service started October by defaulting on a payment due to the U.S. Treasury and is down to less than 10 days of cash on hand.
The English writer E.V. Lucas once called the postage stamp "a tiny, flimsy thing, no thicker than a beetle's wing. And yet it will roam the world for you, exactly where you tell it to."
The U.S. Postal Service halts its Michelle Obama-inspired "Just Move!" stamp series because many of the children depicted in the stamps aren't wearing safety gear, The Daily Caller reported.
Setting the mail free would lower its cost
The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter — a move that would raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents.
The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its “Music Icons Forever” stamp series. Postal officials say the agency is releasing a stamp featuring the Albany, Ga., native on Monday along with one of the artist’s previously unreleased songs.
Hiking magazine rates would hasten the Postal Service's demise
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