newsU.S. Postal Service records 2015 ‘controllable income’ of $1.2 billion, net loss of $5.1 billion
November 18, 2015 12:56 AMPostmaster General Megan Brennan and postal-union officials agree that the latest financial news from L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C., bodes well for the deficit-ridden United States Postal Service. When she met with reporters Nov. 13, the postmaster general opened her review of the Postal Service’s fiscal 2015 financial results, saying she was delighted that the Postal Service had managed to show it could have achieved controllable income of more than $1 billion for two years in a row.
newsPostmark of Charlie Brown and his Christmas tree to brighten holiday mail
November 18, 2015 12:55 AMThe popular animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas made its debut 50 years ago, and the United States Postal Service celebrated the anniversary Oct. 1 by issuing 10 different forever stamps in full color featuring Snoopy and many of the young characters from the Peanuts comic strip in scenes from the TV program.
newsGyrocopter pilot who landed at U.S. Capitol to be sentenced
November 18, 2015 12:55 AMWashington Correspondent The Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter to the lawn of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., faces sentencing April 13, 2016, after pleading guilty to a felony Nov. 20.
newsPew survey ranks U.S. Postal Service as most favorable federal agency
November 17, 2015 12:56 AMTwo recent surveys offer the United States Postal Service a glimmer of hope for a happier New Year in 2016. A national poll by the Pew Research Center, released Nov. 23, found the USPS ranked as the most trusted federal agency, with favorable ratings given by 84 percent of those polled.
newsEuropean Christmas market sights shown on Pennsylvania postmark
November 17, 2015 12:56 AMThe selection of postmarks this week is overwhelmingly Christmas-themed, though the folks in Kitty Hawk, N.C., have two new postmarks recognizing those aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, on Dec. 17. The brothers took turns on that date in 1903 piloting their Wright Flyer airplane into the history books.
newsPostal Service expects 10.5 percent growth in package mail during 2015 holiday season
November 11, 2015 12:55 AMThe United States Postal Service announced Nov. 5 that it expects strong growth in its package business during the 2015 holiday season. The federal agency said in a release it is expecting a 10.5 percent increase in package mail between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.