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Postal Service loses billions to ship goods to Alaska

The USPS loses billions of dollars in the name of big business and supplying the couple thousand rural Alaskans who desire to have consumer goods shipped to them.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants post office to offer banking services

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed that post offices should offer non-bank financial services to help the underserved.

Public forum airs concerns about Canada Post changes Special

Edmonton - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) organized a public forum in Edmonton on January 25 to discuss upcoming changes proposed by Canada Post.

US Post Office and Amazon team up for Sunday deliveries

The United States Post Office and the online retailer Amazon has teamed up to deliver Amazon packages on Sundays in select cities.

UK holiday couple's postcard arrives 45 years late

Leicester - Postcard posted in 1968 from the Isle of Wight, finally makes the journey to its destination in Leicestershire; 45 years too late.

Opposition to U.S. postal service ending Saturday deliveries

Opposition to the plan announced by the U.S. postal service to end Saturday deliveries has come from businesses, households and unions.

Postal service worker jailed after exposing himself to co-worker

Clarksville - A Clarksville, Tennessee postal employee found himself behind bars on Thursday, accused of exposing himself to a fellow postal worker.

Op-Ed: Should we embrace the death of the high street?

All over Britain and many other countries, high street premises are standing empty. Is this a disaster, or something we should welcome with open arms?

USPS announces net loss of $3.3 billion in 1Q of new fiscal year

The financially struggling USPS is one step closer to gasping for survival as it announced a $3.3 billion net loss yesterday for the last fiscal quarter.

New Valentine's Day stamp available

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the United States Post Office has announced the new Love Ribbons Forever Stamp. The self-adhesive stamps are designed to bring some love to your letter mailing experience.

New postage stamp prices to take effect Jan. 22

With a new year comes new changes for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). New stamp prices set by the delivery agency are expected to commence next month, along with other new shipping rates.

USPS gets reprieve from Congress on $5.5 billion payment

Washington - The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been granted a Congressional reprieve of the looming $5.5 billion retirement payment that was due back in September. The payment's deadline had already been extended twice.

Op-Ed: Can the USPS make it? Post office cites $5.1 billion loss

The U.S. Postal Service said it is seeing another fiscal year ending with billions of dollars in losses, which mirrored expectations that were given months ago. USPS cites they lost $5.1 billion through Sept. 30.

Post office announces 2012 increase for postage stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has announced its planned increases in price and, if verified and approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, it will cost you an extra penny to send a letter next year.

TopFinds: Cheney's Canadian crisis, postal offices begin closing

Postal offices across the U.S. are beginning to shut their doors. A Canadian politician wants to bar former U.S. VP Dick Cheney from entering Canada. A video of wrestling cub bears goes viral. These are the top stories making headlines around the world.

Quaint community post office in Johnson, Ark. to close Oct. 22 Special

Johnson - The official notice was posted on September 19 and highlighted in pink are the words "Actual discontinuance date: 10/22/2011" meaning the Johnson, Arkansas Post Office, open since 1992, will cease to exist in less than a month from now.

US Postal Service nears default, losses mount

Washington - The US Postal Service (USPS), faced with a looming $9.2 billion deficit, is so short of funds it cannot make a $5.5 billion payment due this month, and unless Congress implements emergency action, could face a complete shutdown by winter.

Powder substance found in parcel triggers post office evacuation

Branxton - A mysterious powder substance has been found in an envelope by employees of the Braxton post office in Hunter Valley, Australia.

US postage may climb two cents

The US Postal Service (USPS) recommends an increase of two cents for its First-Class stamps after being faced with a possible $7-billion deficit for 2011.

The French post office 75 metres underground

Padirac - Tourists to the Padirac chasm in the southwest of France will be able to do more than just visit the cave next week. They'll also be able to send mail, 75 metres underground.

Historic Post Office in Winnipeg could be closed

Winnipeg - Residents of St. Boniface, Manitoba in Winnipeg are furious that their post office may be shut down with postal services relocated.

Lysander Spooner and the United States Postal Monopoly

On May 11 the US Post Office is raising the price of stamps by 2¢. Even in the face of increasing prices, many people will argue that the Post Office is necessary because a private organization could never perform these functions for a similar cost.

Iconic Manhattan Post Office Building Future is Uncertain Special

The James A. Farley Building, forever a symbol of the U.S. Postal Service, now stands as both a reminder of what was and as a metaphor for what will be.

Cat Banned from Alabama Post Office for Not Paying Taxes

Alabama residents are protesting the ban of a cat from the post office for not paying taxes. After one customer complained that only taxpayers be allowed in the post office, they had to ban the cat from its premises.

Government Announces New Anthrax Attack Response Measures

Unknown to many Americans is the emergency preparedness initiative of the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services for a potential outdoor anthrax attack in key cities.

Beetlemania at Pennsylvania post office

Postal workers in Pennsylvania recently heard some scratching noises from the inside of a package received from overseas. Inside, they found more than two dozens giant beetles.

Postal Employee Who Sold CDs Found in Trash Charged With Copyright Infringement

BMG told a post office to throw away undeliverable "cd club" CDs rather than pay return postage. A postal employee found the CDs in a dumpster and decided to sell them, making $80,000 in sales. The employee is now charged with copyright infringement.

Boston post office evacuated

On Thursday night a man in his 50s entered a Boston Massachusetts post office and demanded money. The man claimed to have a bomb in a box and after he received money he took off and left the box on the counter.

Post Office Worker Convicted of Stealing During Rain, Sleet, Snow and Hail

Post office workers are known for doing their duty no matter the weather conditions. One worker went above and beyond to get a little overtime pay and it landed him a criminal conviction.

R2-D2 Themed Mailboxes - At A Post Office Near You

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars this year the United States Postal Service will be rolling out mailboxes that have been completely wrapped in custom R2-D2 graphics.
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Foyer of the Johnson, Arkansas Post Office with 1992 dedication plaque on the left. Johnson, Ark.
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Johnson  Arkansas Post Office slated for closure on 10/22/2011.
Johnson, Arkansas Post Office slated for closure on 10/22/2011.
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The U.S. Post Office in Johnson, Ark. on the evening before it closed. 10/21/2011
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"Save the Johnson Post Office!!" sign. Johnson, Ark.
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The U.S. Post Office in Johnson, Ark. on the evening before it closed. 10/21/2011
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