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Post office loses billions more in 2010

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- At the end of another year of billion-dollar losses, the U.S. Postal Service is desperate to cut expenses, Postmaster General John Potter said.

U.S. Postal Service to lose $1 billion

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Postmaster General John Potter told a U.S. Senate subcommittee the postal service is on line to lose $1 billion in 2008 due to decreasing business.

Stamp price rises to 42 cents in May

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service in Washington announced that the price for a 1-ounce first-class stamp will rise to 42 cents on May 12.

U.S. Postal Service to honor Sinatra

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to issue a commemorative Frank Sinatra stamp next spring.

USPS fraud probe leads to 77 arrests

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced in Washington 77 people have been arrested in an international fake check-fraud crackdown.

Stamp to honor newsman Ruben Salazar

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to issue a stamp in honor of a Hispanic newsman killed during a 1970 riot in Los Angeles.

U.S. Postal Service honors Gerald Ford

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp this year honoring the late President Gerald R. Ford.

Chicago mail problems investigated

CHICAGO, June 1 (UPI) -- Disgruntled customers, union leaders and politicians are giving the U.S. Congress an earful about the problems plaguing mail delivery in the city of Chicago.

Post office to offer special price stamp

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. stamps will increase in price in 2007 but the Postal Service plans to introduce a special stamp for customers who want to lock in their rates.

New Orleans P.O. lifts magazine ban

NEW ORLEANS, April 29 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Post Office begins handling magazines and newspapers again Monday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

New deputy postmaster general named

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- A 29-year postal employee has been named the 18th deputy postmaster general of the U.S. Postal Service, officials announced Tuesday.

U.S. stamp honors Henry Mancini

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service has issued a new 37-cent stamp honoring Henry Mancini the composer of "The Pink Panther," and "Moon River."

Postal service lacking key funding

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senator charged Thursday that the Bush administration is not funding United States Postal Service programs intended to improve detection of chemical or b
DAVID REYNOLDS, UPI Correspondent

D.C. postal facility closed due to ricin

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. postal facility serving Capitol Hill was closed Tuesday because it might have processed a letter that contained the deadly poison ricin, which was found in a Senate office building, sources said.
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

Post office slims to meet demand

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service has begun shrinking the hours of operation at some post offices as a slump in first-class mail grows.

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 29, 2002

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 19, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Faceoff: Can the Post Office be saved?

On Friday, the U.S. Postmaster General released a plan to transform the postal service into a more efficient, less costly entity. Is this the best way to fix the postal service? UPI National Political Analysts Peter Roff, a conservative, and Jim Chapin, a
PETER ROFF and JAMES CHAPIN, UPI Political analysts

Postal revamp could cost billions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Equipping the postal service to deal with anthrax threats could cost "several billion dollars," Postmaster General John Potter told a Senate panel Tuesday.
KELLY HEARN and SCOTT BURNELL, UPI Science News

Anthrax spreads

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The anthrax scare that spread deeper into the federal government in the past week further extended its reach Tuesday into New York, Florida and New Jersey -- in
ELLEN BECK, UPI Science Writer

Postal revamp expensive

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) --

Anthrax spreads ...

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The anthrax scare that has spread through the federal government in the past week also extended its reach in New York, Florida and New Jersey Tuesday, including
ELLEN BECK

Two D.C. deaths may be anthrax

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge Monday said the deaths of two Washington postal workers were "likely" due to anthrax infections.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL and DEE ANN DIVIS
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