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Congress thwarts post office’s plan to eliminate Saturday delivery

Source: Yahoo News

- Last modified: March 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM

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Last month, United States Postal Service Postmaster Patrick Donahoe warned that the Postal Service was on the brink of default. He proposed cutting Saturday delivery service as a way to save $2 billion annually. But in a setback to the agency's cost-saving efforts, Congress has passed legislation requiring a six-day postal service delivery schedule. Now the Government Accountability Office has released a report finding that USPS is bound to Congress' spending agreement. The beleaguered mail carrier lost roughly $16 billion in 2012. Continue reading









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