The United States Postal Service had planned to end Saturday delivery of first class mail in August.
Saturday, March 23
Congress has passed legislation requiring the United States Postal Service to continue six-day delivery, according to a Reuters report posted on The Huffington Post. The postal service announced in February its plans to end Saturday mail delivery in August, while continuing to deliver packages. The plan was expected to save $2 billion annually. According to the Reuters report, the House of Representatives gave final approval of the legislation, known as a continuing resolution, on Thursday. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday. Several polls have shown a majority of the public supports ending six-day delivery of first-class mail, the report says. The postal service, an independent agency not funded by taxpayers, has said it could need…
The debut of the U.S. Postal Service's 46-cent Forever stamps brings rate changes on Jan. 27.
Saturday, January 12
It's soon going to cost you an extra penny to mail a letter. The U.S. Post Office announced recently that the effective Jan. 27, stamp prices will increase one cent to make way for the new 46-cent Forever stamp. The price to mail a one-ounce letter will increase from 45 cents to 46 cents, but the cost for letters weighing more than one ounce will stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce. The announcement states letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10 and postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include: Those looking to save a few cents could stock up on the postal service's …