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Japanese Wallpaper - Between Friends (Ft. Jesse Davidson)

Sounds like: Oliver Tank, The Postal Service Song: Japanese Wallpaper - Between Friends (Ft. Jesse Davidson) What's so good? It's hard not to be biased when covering Japanese Wallpaper: the young artist happens to be a Staff Writer for...Show More Summary

20 Foot-Long Millipedes from Germany Seized in SF Mail Facility

Twenty live giant millipedes were seized after arriving from Germany in a large foam box labeled “toy car model” and landing at a San Francisco mail facility. The large package arrived in the U.S. Postal Service International Service Center at SFO and was run as usual through x-ray screening. Show More Summary

Will the U.S. Postal Service Be Broke Again in 4 Years?

J. Scott Applewhite/AP The Post Office grew revenues 2 percent in the third fiscal quarter of 2014, raking in $16.5 billion in operating revenue. (Hurray!) But it still managed to lose $2 billion on its business. (Boo!) So what's the...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Books The Office's Ed Helms

Ed Helms goes postal this fall as a special guest star in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's second season. The Office vet will play an agent working for the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) whom Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) struggles...Show More Summary

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman: Why postal banking won't work

The United States Postal Service just reported that it lost $2 billion in the last three months, surprising no one. The news has once again prompted calls for the federal government's most omnipresent institution to come up with creative solutions to stay solvent. Show More Summary

Union Wins Documents in Row Over Staples-Post Office Deal

A postal workers union has won the latest round in its fight with the United States Postal Service over a program to offer postal products in Staples Inc. stores.

Big Data goes postal : USPS hopes analytics can keep snail mail relevant | #HPBigData2014

Dealing with data on a massive scale, the United States Postal Service is one of many organizations tackling the challenge of trying to stay customer-focused in a data-driven business environment. Speaking at Hewlett-Packard, Co.’s recently concluded HP Vertica Big Data … Continue reading ?

Brickbat: Does He Think He's a Cop?

last weekNews : Reason

Ricky Jackson, a postal service carrier in Texas, has been charged with animal cruelty after hitting and severely injuring a Yorkshire errier with a rock. The dog had to be put to sleep because of its injuries.

Does He Think He's a Cop?

last weekNews : Reason

Ricky Jackson, a postal service carrier in Texas, has been charged with animal cruelty after hitting and severely injuring a Yorkshire terrier with a rock. The dog had to be put to sleep because of its injuries.

Time to Bring Back Postal Banking?

Via Matthew Yglesias at Vox: Could the US Postal Service improve its financial position by becoming a bank? And could it change the financial sector for the better in the process? This idea, known as postal banking, has become increasingly main- stream over the course of 2014. And while there’s no indication such a change [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

USPS tracks 1 billion events per day : How the Internet changed mail | #HPBigData2014

The United States Postal Service has changed significantly since the advent of Internet e-commerce, and those technological changes have been at times both disruptive and also profitable for the government agency. TheCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante sat down … Continue reading ?

UPS: 1% Of Our US Stores Were Hacked

The United States Postal Service said on Wednesday that 51 of its UPS Store locations were targeted by hackers in an attack that spread across 24 states in the U.S. That's about 1% of its locations in the U.S. Any customers who used a credit or debit card in UPS stores between Jan. Show More Summary

Jen Wood – “Run With The Wild Ones” (Stereogum Premiere)

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Seattle singer-songwriter Jen Wood is best known for duetting with Ben Gibbard on the Postal Service’s “Nothing Better,” but she’s maintained a long and fruitful solo career as well as teaming with the likes of Joan Of Arc and Black Heart Procession. Her latest album, Wilderness, is coming this fall. Lead single “Run With The [...]

Snail Mail Fail? USPS lost $2 Billion last quarter

WASHINGTON — In another not-so-stunning display of government agency ineptness, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) saw a $2 billion loss in the second quarter of the year 2014. As Reuters said, the agency “continued to bleed money…despite an increase in package revenues and an emergency price hike that took effect in January.” So, from April […]

Half of Senate calls for end to proposed postal cuts in bipartisan letter

Half of the Senate on Thursday called for a one-year hold on the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to close mail-processing plants, saying the move should come as part of any legislation to avoid another government shutdown. Fifty senators signed a bipartisan letter to top members of the House and Senate appropriations committees opposing USPS plans for closing up […]

Can the post office save itself by becoming a bank?

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Could the US Postal Service improve its financial position by becoming a bank? And could it change the financial sector for the better in the process?

Now even Germany’s postal service has an encrypted messaging app

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

SIMSme is a fully-fledged rival to the likes of WhatsApp, Threema and Snapchat, with the added bonus of being based in a jurisdiction with really tight data protection laws. Now even Germany’s postal service has an encrypted messaging app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

Postal Service Posts $2 Billion Quarterly Loss

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday. The loss for the spring quarter,...Show More Summary

MoneyWatch: U.S. Postal service loses $2 billion; Chiquita brand may have buyer

The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring, which means it won't be able to meet a payment for the retiree health care fund. Also, banana producer Chiquita Brands International received a buyout offer. Jill Wagner has some of today's top MoneyWatch headlines.

The Postal Service Would Have Broken Even Without Accounting Charges

The NYT reported that the Postal Service lost $2.0 billion in the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. While the piece did note that much of this loss was attributable to a requirement imposed by Congress that the system prefund its...Show More Summary

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