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First-class stamps will cost 49 cents for eight more months, then the price will be rolled back

The 49-cent stamp has eight more months of life until the U.S. Postal Service has to roll the price back, the effect of a ruling that allows the post office to collect $1.1 billion to cover its recession-related losses. Wednesday’s ruling by postal regulators should be the last word in a long legal dispute between […]

Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery

The Center for Rural Affairs has signed letters of support for continuing reliable, affordable 6-day mail delivery from the US Postal Service. Particularly for remote rural citizens, the service is a lifeline. Nearly 10,000 people have signed the pledge. We also signed letters of support for two bi-partisan measures in the House of Representatives. Show More Summary

The power of the personal note

According to the 2012 US Postal Service Household Diary Study, personal mail is only 1 percent of the mail we receive weekly. A handwritten note is sure to stand out from the impersonal mailers and bills...

From Royal Mail to Royal Mall: U.K. Postal Service Invests in Mallzee App

Five hundred years after Henry VIII ordered the creation of the first national postal service, Britain’s mail carrier is turning to an e-commerce startup that uses the same technology as popular Tinder dating app to find growth.

From Royal Mail to Royal Mall: U.K. Postal Service Invests in Mallzee App

Five hundred years after Henry VIII ordered the creation of the first national postal service, Britain’s mail carrier is turning to an e-commerce startup that uses the same technology as popular Tinder dating app to find growth.

USPS botched plan to make money off the most famous stamp error in history, watchdog says

The U.S Postal Service did something unprecedented when it tried to boost stamp sales and kick-start public excitement about collecting: It reprinted the most famous stamp error in history, known as the Inverted Jenny. Now the agency’s watchdog has called the instant, manufactured stamp rarity issued in 2013 a huge mistake that broke the agency’s own rules, which prohibit […]

Can Good Stamp Design Save The U.S. Postal Service?

“The USPS’s attempts to tap into the zeitgeist deserve credit, and the artists, designers, and art directors behind U.S. postage stamps take extraordinary pride in creating them.”

Ex-mail carrier pleads guilty to charges he delivered heroin in Hawaii

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Hawaii has pleaded guilty to charges he distributed heroin in the mail in exchange for receiving some of the drug for himself, court records showed. Michael Trento entered the plea on Thursday in federal court before Chief Judge Susan Mollway in Honolulu,...

The Mynabirds releasing third LP, 'Lovers Know,' share "Wildfire,' touring with Stranger Cat and Bad Bad Hat (dates)

The Mynabirds, the project from onetime Georgie James member Laura Burhenn (who was also a touring member for The Postal Service in 2013), will release their third album, Lovers Know, on August 7 via Saddle Creek. That's the cover.....

Watch the Swiss Postal Service test drone deliveries

The Swiss Post is testing a new system featuring lightweight drones to deliver small packages.  Produced by Monica Manalo.  Video courtesy of Reuters. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Jared Fogle Investigation: Woman Claims ‘Subway Guy’ Made Alarming Comments About Middle School Girls

Jared Fogle, former spokesman for Subway, is the subject of an ongoing child pornography investigation. His home was raided early Tuesday morning by FBI agents, Indiana State Police, and U.S. Postal Service. Computers, DVDs, and Fogle’s personal cell phone were among the items taken away in an evidence truck. Show More Summary

You Won’t Believe What Happened To This Howard Grad’s Degree In The Mail

Black Twitter vs. The U.S. Postal Service Howard University prepared J-school grad Victoria Walker for everything except receiving a damaged (possibly vandalized) degree in the mail in a truly baffling moment that sparked pure outrage (and USPS slander) across social

The Week In Pop: The 10 Worst Crimes Against Music On Owl City’s New Album

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service’s laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music’s most disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track […]

Help Save Our Public Postal Service

The Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service is calling for support of two House resolutions that urge restoration of overnight mail service standards and a continuation of six-day delivery. The alliance consists of more than 70 national organizations. Show More Summary

Man Receives Conciliatory Father’s Day Card 20 Years After his Gay Son’s Death from AIDS: VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An 87-year-old Lynchburg, Virginia man this week received a letter that was postmarked 26 years ago. The letter had been forwarded and returned many times within the U.S. Postal Service as Duane Schrock had moved around the country.Show More Summary

Meet the Mail Carrier of the Future

3 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

The postal service said it foresees drones being useful in extreme situations, such as bringing supplies to storm-ravaged areas and transporting precious, high priority cargo such as laboratory tests.

Switzerland Postal Service Tests Drone Package Delivery; Reader Mailbag on Today's Grounding of All United Flights

This morning reader "PSB" sent me a link to United Airlines Grounds All Flights in the US Over Computer Issues.PSB asked "And how will this be prevented?"He commented "Insurance industries will not be able to stop the easy fear campaign old ways will scare the masses away from the future. Show More Summary

Jared Fogel Attorney Says The Subway Spokesman Is Cooperating With Investigators

Subway announced it cut ties with spokesperson Jared Fogel after his home was searched Tuesday morning. NBC News reports FBI agents, Indiana State Police, and U.S. Postal Service showed up at his home early in the morning and took a computer and other items away in an evidence truck. Show More Summary

USPS’ controversial deal with Staples headed to showdown over legality

The U.S. Postal Service’s outsourcing of stamp sales and other retail services traditionally offered by post offices to Staples has been a simmering wound with postal unions, with nationwide protests and calls for a boycott of the office-supply retailer. [Postal Service partnering with Staples in another move with national retailers] Now, one of the biggest […]

Alibaba Steps Up Asia Logistics Presence With New SingPost Investment

China’s Alibaba Group is deepening ties with Singapore’s national postal service provider SingPost, as the e-commerce titan seeks to grow its international businesses. Alibaba, which last year invested $249 million for a 10.35% stake in Singapore Post Ltd, has agreed to spend another $138.6 million to acquire an additional 5% stake. [...]

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