Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The price of stamps is going up and we want to know what you think.
The price of stamps at your local post office will be slightly higher beginning Jan. 22. A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Forever stamp will increase by one cent, from 44 to 45 cents starting Sunday, according to the U.S. government-run USA.gov. The article cites that the increase is the first on Forever stamps in two and a half years. Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said in a statement on the USPS website that the increase is “small” and is necessary “to help address our current financial crisis.” Forever stamps, once purchased by a consumer, are always good and lock in the initial price paid.