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U.S. Postal Service proposes cap on semipostal sales

January 26, 2016 09:29 AM

Previous postal regulations called for sale of a single semipostal at a time, but did not distinguish between ones authorized by Congress and those approved by postal officials. The notice said the Postal Service will accept comments on the proposal until Feb. 22.

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Postmaster General Brennan outlines plan for USPS financial stability

January 21, 2016 01:23 PM

Retaining the current postage rates was one of the key elements of a plan Postmaster General Megan Brennan laid before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee at a Jan. 21 hearing. Making her first appearance before a congressional committee, Brennan outlined a four-point plan she said was endorsed by major stakeholders in the mailing community that could make the Postal Service financially stable in five years.

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USPS abandons quest to end Saturday mail delivery

January 21, 2016 11:50 AM

Faced with continued opposition in Congress, the United States Postal Service is no longer seeking an end to Saturday mail deliveries. Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman made the disclosure at a recent meeting with mailers in advance of a Jan. 21 hearing by the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Lawmakers told postal officials the request to move to five days of delivery a week was “a politically difficult hurdle to overcome,” according to an account of the meeting published by the Association for Postal Commerce.

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Stamps, stationery account for almost 30 percent of 2015 USPS web sales

January 21, 2016 09:43 AM

Almost 30 percent of the $1 billion in Internet sales recorded by the United States Postal Service in fiscal 2015 came from stamps and postal stationery. That’s what a breakdown of the sales for the year ended Sept. 30 provided to Linn’s by postal officials indicates.

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Turkish professor reflects on patriotism and the USPS

January 08, 2016 03:12 PM

A Turkish-born New York Times opinion writer recently gave her first impressions of the USPS, stamps, and the American mailing mailing system.

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Australia Post increases domestic rate to $1; issues Wildflower stamps

January 07, 2016 08:00 AM

Australia Post's Jan. 4 dramatic postage rate increase also included the introduction of a two-tier delivery system for consumer mail.

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Royal Mail turns 500 years old in 2016

January 05, 2016 02:37 PM

Royal Mail turns 500 years old in 2016, and BBC Newsround provided five interesting facts you might not know about the United Kingdom postal service. Items range from the figures who are behind the founding of the Royal Mail, its first stamp (you just might know that one), and when the first Christmas card went on sale.
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