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.


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."


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.

news, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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