United States Postal Service

Report: USPS to Shutter 2,000 Stations, Branches
January 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—In an effort to cut costs and help offset dwindling mail volume, the United States Postal Service (USPS) could close as many as 2,000 facilities in addition to the nearly 500 previously targeted for closure, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). While the news organization termed the facilities as "post offices," a majority of the locations ticketed for closure are stations and branches, typically smaller places without retail capabilities.

USPS Announces Rate Increases for 2011
January 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—The United States Postal Service (USPS) has filed new mailing service prices with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The increases are limited by law to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) cap of 1.7 percent. The new rates are slated to take effect April 17.