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An Amazon employee loads a truck with boxes to be shipped.

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An Amazon employee loads a truck with boxes to be shipped.

Amazon’s Up With USPS Partner

First the Post Office wanted to scrap mail on Saturdays. Now it’s teaming with Amazon.com for Sunday delivery of packages? Amazon.com and the U.S. Postal Service are teaming up to offer Sunday delivery, “as the world’s biggest online retailer seeks...

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Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers and American Postal Workers Union march in support of Saturday mail delivery outside a post office February 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers and American Postal Workers Union march in support of Saturday mail delivery outside a post office February 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Calling All Stamp Collectors: Postmaster Seeking Bail-Out

Updated 5 p.m. EDT You know it’s bad when they start auctioning off the boss’s stuff. The U.S. Postal Service, in the hole for nearly $16 billion last year, today announced it’s opened an eBay site to auction off items...

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A U.S. Postal Service employee loads his van as he prepares to leave the loading dock to deliver mail from the Los Feliz Post Office on Feb. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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A U.S. Postal Service employee loads his van as he prepares to leave the loading dock to deliver mail from the Los Feliz Post Office on Feb. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Postal Unions Donate to Congress in Fight over Saturday Mail

Postal union political action committees have given more than $9 million to current members of Congress, Bloomberg News reported. All but five of Congress’s 255 Democrats and independents received campaign donations from postal worker union groups in the past six years....

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Empty crates site next to a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail box in New York.

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Empty crates site next to a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail box in New York.

Americans Won’t Miss Saturday Mail

As the U.S. Postal Service proposes to suspend Saturday mail delivery, it appears few Americans will miss it. American voters have supported  by a margin of 79-20 percent the idea of ending Saturday mail deliveries, a review of a Quinnipiac...

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A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee pushes a cart full of mail from a postal delivery truck in New York on Nov. 15, 2012.

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A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee pushes a cart full of mail from a postal delivery truck in New York on Nov. 15, 2012.

Junk-Mail Relief — Bad for Business

This isn’t the kind of help the U.S. Postal Service had in mind when it asked Congress to pass a bill affecting it before adjourning for the year. The House, which hasn’t acted on a broad postal reform bill proposed...

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A letter carrier in Avon, Ohio.

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A letter carrier in Avon, Ohio.

Postal Service Heroes: Neither Rip Tides, nor Pit Bulls, nor Gas Leaks…

They’re part of what some lawmakers call a bloated workforce, and they face a stereotype that goes along with the words “postal worker.” But today in Washington, postal workers — namely those who deliver the mail — were recognized as...

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A United States Postal Service truck in New York.

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A United States Postal Service truck in New York.

Washington Daybook: No Deficit of Deficits

While Congress is out and President Obama campaigns in Colorado, government agencies in Washington are hard at work today, doing what they do best: issuing reports on deficits. The U.S. Postal Service today reports what’s expected to be its 11th...

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A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service delivering mail to a residence in Washington after a powerful storm.

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A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service delivering mail to a residence in Washington after a powerful storm.

Free Mail for Congress: $45 Million

Lawmakers intent on dictating how the U.S. Postal Service cuts billions from its spending are among those helping themselves to a favorite congressional perk: free mail. U.S. House members sent more than $45 million worth of such mail in 2010...

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Postal workers rally in Chicago to gather support for H.R. 1351, a bill introduced in the House by Rep. Stephen Lynch, which the workers believe will prevent the closing of post offices, suspension of Saturday mail delivery and save up to 120,000 postal jobs.

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Postal workers rally in Chicago to gather support for H.R. 1351, a bill introduced in the House by Rep. Stephen Lynch, which the workers believe will prevent the closing of post offices, suspension of Saturday mail delivery and save up to 120,000 postal jobs.

Postal Workers Going on Hunger Strike

Last month, the National Association of Letter Carriers collected food to stock food shelves and feed hungry Americans. This month, five people plan to go on a hunger strike on behalf of the letter carriers’ employer, the U.S. Postal Service. A group...

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