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U. S. Postal Service might deliver alcohol to get out of debt

Washington - Due to its steep financial troubles, the U.S. Postal Service is considering a novel way to drum up revenue: delivering alcohol to American residents.

Will private competition eliminate the U.S. Postal Service?

Vienna - UPS, DHL, FedEx and LaserShip. There are 100s of private mail carriers that offer low-cost, quick and efficient services to deliver mail, packages, parcels and other items. As these companies generate profits, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) loses money.

Op-Ed: 'Cards of Love' group illustrates the value of US Postal Service Special

Cards of Love is about "a person taking one minute, one stamp, and one card to make a difference in one life," and these inspirational cards are delivered the old-fashioned way.

Op-Ed: USPS put in peril by GOP, future brighter with democratic reforms

A cherished American institution that began in 1775, the United States Postal Service, was crippled by Republican legislation 231 years later, but the future of the USPS may be brighter if the 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012 is passed.

USPS to delay closures of post offices and processing facilities

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that due to a request made by numerous U.S. Senators, the agency has agreed to delay any post offices or mail processing facilities until May 15, 2012.

TopFinds: Honoring 9/11 victims, wildfires ravage Texas

Arkansas honours its 9/11 victim with American flags. Wildfires destroy hundreds of homes in Texas. What happened to a police officer caught having sex on the hood of a car? These are the top stories making headlines.

U.S. Postal Service could close this winter

The United States Postal Service, facing massive budget problems, may soon close its doors. The only solution is if the parties can miraculously reach a compromise for a bailout.

Woman arrested while attempting to mail a mummy by parcel post

Lima - Police arrested a Bolivian woman who tried to send a Peruvian mummy in a cardboard box to France using regular postal service.

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.

Israel postal service suspended after letter bomb was found

Migdal Hameq - The Israeli postal service has been suspended after at least one letter bomb was found. All of the nation's primary post offices will be searched and investigated to make sure there aren't any more bombs.

U.S. Postal Service fleet to use green technologies

The United States Postal Service will begin using alternative-fuel vehicles, tapping into the $130 million they received in federal stimulus investment.

Op-Ed: Stop the Bleeding, Charge Junk Mailers 1st Class Rates

In spite of the U.S. Postal Service cutting 50 million work hours, freezing executive pay, selling unused facilities, curtailing post office hours and stopping new construction, it's still hemorrhaging $2 billion a year...and it doesn't have to.

Op-Ed: U.S. Postal Service to Get Another Two-cents Worth in May

If the U.S. Postal Service keeps raising the price of a stamp to send snail mail letters, we’ll be back to the future and paying $5 per letter as we did back in the days of the Pony Express.

U.S. Stamps Going Up 2 Cents In May

Mailing a letter the snail way will cost 2 cents more in May. First class stamps in the United States will cost 44 cents starting May 11. You can still stock up on the current 42 cent variety though until that date.

Chicago Mail Service Worst In Nation

In a recent United States Postal Service audit, it was revealed that while Chicago is the most improved city when it comes to mail delivery, it's still the worst in the nation.

One person's porn is another's fond memory

Jean-Claude Baker has had to fight with the US postal service to send out post cards featuring his adoptive mother bare-breasted.

US Postal Service Solves Long Waits By Removing Clocks From Post Offices

This sounds like a joke, but it's being reported by the Houston Chronicle: The USPS is removing clocks from post offices in order to allow customers to better "focus on the postal service."

'Love Is In The Mail': New U.S. Stamps Will Debut Aug. 16

WASHINGTON - Hearts across America will be set a-flutter by two new additions to the Love stamp series to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamps will debut Aug.16 during the American Philatelic Society (APS) STAMPSHOW 2002, which runs from Au...
 

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