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WASHINGTON, DC—The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has given the thumbs up to the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) plans to lower its Priority Mail rates for business customers, irking ground shipping competitors such as FedEx and UPS, Post & Parcel reported.

WASHINGTON, DC—A bipartisan plan announced by the Senate this week would throw a lifeline to the floundering U.S. Postal Service (USPS) while maintaining six-day mail delivery for at least the next two years, the Associated Press reported.

WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama has announced his intention to nominate William Boarman to be the 26th Public Printer of the United States. He succeeds Robert Tapella, who was named to the post in May of 2007.

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a preliminary determination and voted unanimously to proceed with a full investigation of coated paper imports from China and Indonesia, according to NewPage Corp.

WASHINGTON, DC—Educational textbook printers had to cringe earlier this week when the Democratic Leadership Council—described by The New York Times as a left-leaning think tank—published a proposal on its Website that envisions giving electronic reading devices to every student nationwide.

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