Former PMG Benjamin Bailar, in 1976 speech, predicted troubles ahead for USPS

February 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Bailar laid out his vision for the Postal Service’s future in a March 8, 1976, speech to the Economic Club of Detroit.

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Australia Post boss resigns weeks after his $4.4 million salary was revealed

February 23, 2017 09:00 PM

"He said his departure has nothing to do with outrage over his salary, but rather because he has finished the job he set out to do."

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Benjamin Franklin Bailar, 1934-2017

February 23, 2017 04:00 PM

Mr. Bailar served as the 61st postmaster general for the USPS and enjoyed collecting U.S. stamps depicting his namesake, Benjamin Franklin.

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Stamps.com, Zazzle lodge complaints against proposed USPS rules for computer-generated stamps

February 21, 2017 04:30 PM

The proposed rules, if adopted, could adversely affect product sales, including computer-generated stamps, both firms said in the Federal Register.

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USPS reports $1.4 billion profit, counterfeit 2015 Love stamps surface: Week’s Most Read

February 17, 2017 09:00 AM

Also this week, we profiled a U.S. Official stamp that is easily misidentified and reported on a bill to sustain the U.S. Postal Service.

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Three shipping firms driving substantial gains in Postal Service’s package business

February 15, 2017 01:45 PM

Bill McAllister also reports on Postmaster General Megan Brennan's desire to end the price cap that keeps postage rate increases tied to inflation.

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Chaffetz, PMG Brennan tout bill to sustain U.S. Postal Service

February 15, 2017 01:00 PM

“I didn’t get everything I wanted,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz said. But he described the bill as one that would allow the USPS to move away from the red ink.

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Judge rules USPS lawsuit against Lance Armstrong may proceed to trial

February 14, 2017 10:30 AM

The ruling came almost seven years after the government joined a lawsuit filed by Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the seven-time Tour de France winner.

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Recently retired aircraft carrier saluted on Virginia postmark

February 10, 2017 05:00 PM

The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65), was officially decommissioned Feb. 3.

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USPS reports $1.4 billion profit, $522 million in ‘controllable income’ for first quarter

February 10, 2017 09:00 AM

No one in Washington disputes that the first quarter of the U.S. Postal Service’s fiscal year is its most profitable. After all, it includes all that revenue from Christmas mail.

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Australia Post’s CEO was paid $4.3 million in 2016

February 09, 2017 01:00 PM

Australia Post is making headlines Down Under this week after it was revealed that the postal service’s CEO made a shockingly high amount of money in 2016.

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Proposed USPS rules could impact images appearing on computer-vended stamps

February 07, 2017 10:15 AM

The Postal Service's proposed new rules, announced Feb. 5, could have a negative impact on images appearing on computer-vended stamps.

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Trump’s hiring freeze excludes USPS, Uncle Sam’s hat returns: Week’s Most Read

February 03, 2017 09:30 AM

Also this week, we took a closer look at Royal Mail's planned David Bowie stamps, and featured the $5 Alexander Hamilton stamp in our monthly cartoon caption contest.

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Trump freeze on government hiring adjusted to exclude U.S. Postal Service

February 01, 2017 12:30 AM

The hiring freeze, announced Jan. 23, was modified Jan. 31 to exclude the USPS and allow it to hire thousands of letter carrier assistants.

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Trump hiring freeze gets USPS pushback, uncut press sheet numbers finally revealed: Week’s Most Read

January 27, 2017 09:30 AM

Also this week, we looked at stamps of the world already featuring President Trump, and remembered a former Linn's editor who passed away.

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U.S. Postal Service pushes back against Trump hiring freeze

January 25, 2017 02:00 PM

The federal hiring freeze, imposed Jan. 23, could affect the Postal Service's ability to hire tens of thousands of carrier assistants.

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This postmark honors an inauguration, but not Donald Trump’s

January 14, 2017 07:00 PM

There will be a Jan. 20 postmark from Washington, D.C., commemorating the United States presidential inauguration. But this one is different.

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Marshall Emery named acting director of National Postal Museum

January 12, 2017 12:30 AM

Emery worked for 25 years for the United States Postal Service before joining the Washington museum in 2006.

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Old post office celebrated on new postmark

January 10, 2017 05:00 PM

A postmark for the 200th anniversary of the Jamestown, N.Y., post office was made available Dec. 30, 2016.

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Selling stamps at post offices much more costly than retail sales

January 07, 2017 12:00 AM

A 2003 report explains why it costs so much more to sell stamps at post office counters than it does via retail outlets such as supermarkets.

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APWU forces Postal Service to back off Staples postal services plan

January 05, 2017 03:45 PM

The USPS is retreating from a plan to get the Staples office supply chain to offer postal services at more than 500 of its outlets.
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