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U.S. Postal Service carrier Alyson Edwards of Woolwich, Maine, battles below-zero temperatures while delivering mail in Richmond, Maine, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

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Firetrucks and emergency vehicles are parked near a U.S. Postal Service mail facility in northeast Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. A fire department spokesman said a suspicious package reported at the mail facility was not a threat. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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This handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows a postage stamp honoring jazz appreciation forever, a design which is included in the 2011 US postage stamps collection. (AP Photo/USPS)

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U.S. Postal Service employees Sandy Platz, center, and Mariela Rendon, left, share a laugh as Platz shows the drawing of a reindeer decorated with bandages while sorting letters addressed to Santa Claus at a post office in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/)

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Although this preliminary design shows a 44-cent value, the 2011 Reagan birth centennial postage stamp will bear a "forever" inscription when issued on Feb. 10, 2011. The stamp will always be valid for mailing a 1-ounce first-class letter, the U.S. Postal Service said. (Photo copyright 2010, U.S. Postal Service)

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Although this preliminary design shows a 44-cent value, the 2011 Reagan birth centennial postage stamp will bear a "forever" inscription when issued on Feb. 10, 2011. The stamp will always be valid for mailing a 1-ounce first-class letter, the U.S. Postal Service said. (Photo copyright 2010, U.S. Postal Service)

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U.S. POSTAL SERVICE The nation's 73rd U.S. postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe, starts work Friday in the midst of its worst financial crisis in history.

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The U.S. Postal Service in 2010 issued a 44-cent first-class stamp honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. (AP Photo/U.S. Postal Service)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS This undated handout image provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows the new "forever" stamps. The post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents to 46 cents starting in January. The agency has been battered by massive losses and declining mail volume and faces a financial crisis.

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BLOOMBERG NEWS General Motors Corp. is shifting its resources toward higher-mileage vehicles such as the Chevrolet Uplander, a flexible-fuel vehicle customized for the U.S. Postal Service.