Postal Updates

By Bill McAllister, Washington Correspondent

Rate change approved by Postal Regulatory Commission

February 24, 2015 05:25 PM

Higher stamp prices proposed by the United States Postal Service have won the endorsement of the Postal Regulatory Commission and will become effective April 26.

While the price of a first-class letter remains at 49¢, a second ounce will cost 22¢, up from 21¢ under the Feb. 24, 2014, order.

The rate for postcards will increase to 35¢, from 34¢.

The price for a first-class one-ounce letter to foreign countries will increase by 5¢, to $1.20.

Non-machinable foreign single-piece first-class mail will increase to $1.42 and postcards will increase to $1.20 each.

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