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There’s one big reason Trump wouldn’t want to go after Amazon

President Donald Trump has lobbed attacks against Amazon over its taxes and what it pays the Post Office for days. Trump and the White House don’t have a plan to attack Amazon. It’s unlikely Trump will actually attack Amazon for one big reason: the stock market. President Donald Trump keeps […]
There’s one big reason Trump wouldn’t want to go after Amazon
Markets

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money– and they’re also pretty stunning. Using price estimates from National and Regional Tourist Offices and average accommodation costs from Hotels.com, the Post Office City Costs […]
RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe
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The Post Office Fiasco Shows Why America Is Doomed

[credit provider=””>Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] THE United States Postal Service has made a perfectly sensible decision. In light of the move by most Americans to electronic mail and online bill pay, it will no longer deliver the post on Saturdays. The volume of mail has plummeted over the past […]
The Post Office Fiasco Shows Why America Is Doomed
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11 Services That The US Post Office Has Already Eliminated

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] The deadline for the United States Postal Service to repay its $5.5 billion loan from the U.S. Treasury is tonight, and the USPS is not expected to be able to make the payment.As it tries to streamline itself in its struggle for survival, the USPS […]
11 Services That The US Post Office Has Already Eliminated
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Post Office Nears Historic Default On $5-Billion Payment

[credit provider=”Wikimedia, CC.” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PO_10001_colonnade_nite_jeh.JPG”] WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for a first-ever default on billions in payments due to the Treasury, adding to widening uncertainty about the mail agency’s solvency as first-class letters plummet and Congress deadlocks on ways to stem the red ink.With cash running […]
Post Office Nears Historic Default On $5-Billion Payment
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The Difference Between A Manager At The Post Office And A Manager At Walmart

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] Author and social entrepreneur Geoff Smart shared an interesting little anecdote in his new book “Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) into Government.”When Smart was a graduate student, he had to observe two different leaders for a class project. He went to a […]
The Difference Between A Manager At The Post Office And A Manager At Walmart
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The USPS Is About To Go Out Like The Pony Express

[credit provider=”Smithsonian National Postal Museum” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pony_Express_Poster.jpg”] During the day I check my work email about once every 10 minutes. I comb through my personal email about once an hour. I look at Twitter more often than I care to admit, and I just sent a text message on my phone. […]
The USPS Is About To Go Out Like The Pony Express
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U.S. Post Office Bleeds $3.3 Billion During First Quarter

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that its quarterly loss widened to $3.3 billion amid declining mail volume and mounting costs for future retiree health benefits as it struggles to stave off bankruptcy.From October through December 2011, losses were $3 billion […]
U.S. Post Office Bleeds $3.3 Billion During First Quarter
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30 Jobs That Are Vanishing In America

[credit provider=”Bureau of labour Statistics” url=”http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos257.htm”] We’ve received a lot of job news lately. Friday’s job report massively beat expectations, and on that note, we gave you the 30 fastest-growing jobs in America. The Bureau of labour Statistics published it’s employment projections for 2010 to 2020, which also includes a list of the […]
30 Jobs That Are Vanishing In America
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Remaking The Post Office Into A Public Bank Won’t Save The System

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman”] To say the Post Office is in dire straits would be an understatement, but there has been a lot of talk recently about turning the flailing enterprise into a public bank.Arguing for innovation and deregulation, Tim Fernholz, business editor for GOOD Magazine, writes that your friendly, local […]
Remaking The Post Office Into A Public Bank Won’t Save The System
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11 Services That Don’t Exist Anymore At The US Post Office

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman”] This week, in a last-ditch attempt to slash costs, the United States Post Office announced plans to eliminate next-day delivery service of first-class mail.The bleeding agency, which is facing a $10 billion deficit, needs to cut $20 billion in operating costs by 2015 in order to start […]
11 Services That Don’t Exist Anymore At The US Post Office
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The Postal Service Is Now Selling Ads On The Side Of Its Trucks

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Usmailcontractor.jpg”] The US Postal Service is looking for any revenue source possible as it tries to climb out of the ditch, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to learn that it’s now selling advertisements on the side of its trucks, reports Kerem Ozkan and Riley […]
The Postal Service Is Now Selling Ads On The Side Of Its Trucks
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Sioux City Postal Workers To Get Paid $1.72 Million For Not Working

[credit provider=”Superbomba via flickr” url=”http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/us-snail-mail.php”] Nearly one-third of the workers at a Sioux City postal branch slated for closing are going to be paid even after the facility shuts down.According to The Associated Press, the centre will be closed October 1, and while 100 of the workers have taken other […]
Sioux City Postal Workers To Get Paid $1.72 Million For Not Working
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Obama Wants To Cut Saturday Mail Service And Return $7 Billion To The USPS

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] In President Obama’s deficit reduction proposal released Monday, the White House lays out plans to cut Saturday postal delivery, to allow the USPS to sell a wider selection of goods at its locations, and tells Congress to return a $7 billion overpayment to the […]
Obama Wants To Cut Saturday Mail Service And Return $7 Billion To The USPS
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Post Office Battles To Avoid Bankruptcy

Facing a massive shortfall, the United States Postal Service is considering closing over 250 processing centres, which would slow mail delivery by a day and result in the elimination of 35,000 jobs.
Post Office Battles To Avoid Bankruptcy
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The Time When I Paid 50 Cents For A 44 Cent Stamp, Thanks To Kickass Negotiating Skills

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/franklinabreu/5138561927/”] It was an early Saturday morning when I walked into my local post office to buy a stamp for my sister’s birthday card.”Uh, let me check,” the clerk responded, doubtful. He disappeared to the back then returned seconds later to relay what I already knew: “Sorry lady, […]
The Time When I Paid 50 Cents For A 44 Cent Stamp, Thanks To Kickass Negotiating Skills
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The Post Office Can Survive, But Only If The Unions Stay Out Of It

[credit provider=”don nunn via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/donnunn/394817568/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The decline of the USPS – one of America’s oldest and best-known institutions – is one of the most visible examples of the fall of the Blue Social Model.The financial collapse of the Postal Service has been one of the main stories of the […]
The Post Office Can Survive, But Only If The Unions Stay Out Of It
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Congress Needs To Decide Whether The USPS Should Function As A Business

[credit provider=”By practicalowl on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/2182796411/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The New York Times this weekend had a lengthy article about the woes of the Post Office, which are about to go critical thanks to a combination of recession and the internet:Missing the $5.5 billion payment due on Sept. 30, intended to finance retirees’ […]
Congress Needs To Decide Whether The USPS Should Function As A Business
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White House To Propose Short Term Plan To Bail Out The Post Office

[credit provider=”Morristechnology.com”] President Barack Obama will propose a plan to allow the U.S. Postal Service to push off a scheduled $5.5 billion health care payment until the new year, The New York Times reports.The move would prevent an immediate crisis threatened to have the agency — which is running a […]
White House To Propose Short Term Plan To Bail Out The Post Office
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11 Things You Should Know About The U.S. Postal Service Before It Collapses

[credit provider=”Flickr Zervas” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zervas/310830960/”] Facing a projected $6.4 billion loss this year, the United States Postal Service may be forced to shut down this month if Congress doesn’t take action.A cushy relationship with the postal workers unions and flailing efforts to stem customer migration to the Internet have pushed the […]
11 Things You Should Know About The U.S. Postal Service Before It Collapses
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The USPS Is Fast-Approaching Default On September 30

[credit provider=”USPS”] U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has said that the United States Postal Service will default on its obligations to the federal government on September 30, at the end of the current fiscal year.Now the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has launched SavingThePostalService.com to educate the public […]
The USPS Is Fast-Approaching Default On September 30
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U.S. Postal Service Wants To Lay Off 120,000 Workers And End Its Pension Plan

[credit provider=”USPS”] Hovering on the brink of insolvency, the U.S. Postal Service wants to break its union contracts to cut 20% of its workforce and withdraw its employees from federal worker healthcare and pension plans, according to a Washington Post report published this afternoon.Without a major financial restructuring, the USPS […]
U.S. Postal Service Wants To Lay Off 120,000 Workers And End Its Pension Plan
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This Internal Memo From The US Post Office Shows Exactly How NOT To Treat Your Customers

[credit provider=”By wallyg on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/1092542955/”] Fast Company blogger Roberta Matuson recently wrote about an experience at a US post office that exemplifies bad customer service.Apparently, the post office isn’t supposed to give you packaging tape, even though most do provide the service. Check out this memo that a postal […]
This Internal Memo From The US Post Office Shows Exactly How NOT To Treat Your Customers
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UK Postman Busted For Stealing $75,000 In DVDs And Video Games

[credit provider=”wikipedia commons” url=”http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Leicester_Crown_Court_-_geograph.org.uk_-_469897.jpg&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leicester_Crown_Court_-_geograph.org.uk_-_469897.jpg&usg=__9AycRYggQfjvgAIYUEB6Jlq1Df8=&h=551&w=640&sz=117&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=mBVDXIJeuTLhJM:&tbnh=146&tbnw=179&ei=TqUyTpf0B9KSgQed0pzuDA&prev=/search%3Fq%3DLeicester%2BCrown%2BCourt%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D930%26bih%3D895%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=447&vpy=238&dur=1463&hovh=208&hovw=242&tx=143&ty=160&page=1&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0″] British postal worker Yogeshbhai Patel was drowning in $90,000 of credit card debt when he started stealing packages to sell the contents at pawn shops and stores (via Daily Mail).According to This Is Leicester Patel says he began pilfering from the post office to pay down […]
UK Postman Busted For Stealing $75,000 In DVDs And Video Games
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Say Goodbye To Another 3600 Post Office Locations

[credit provider=”eva muray via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/356014391″] To help staunch the hemorrhaging of its dwindling revenues, the post office is reviewing a plan to close more than 3,600 local offices, stations, and branches.According to USA Today, the post office runs about 31,000 retail outlets in the U.S. after losing 7,000 locations […]
Say Goodbye To Another 3600 Post Office Locations
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MAIL HACK: Watch The Amazing Journey This Disposable Camera Took To Hawaii

[credit provider=”Matthew McVickar” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewmcvickar/sets/72157594153681931/”] Matthew McVickar lives and works in Hawaii, and in his spare time, he likes to conduct experiments with mail.For example, he built an awesome piece of “cameramail” that prompts postal workers to take a picture with it before it goes to its next destination.
MAIL HACK: Watch The Amazing Journey This Disposable Camera Took To Hawaii
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USPS No Longer Contributing To Employee’s Pensions

[credit provider=”Courtesy of pccapitalist” url=”http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://tableforsix.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/usps.jpg&imgrefurl=http://pccapitalist.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/privatize-the-postal-service/&usg=__a6Hczic_o-lMELe2u0SyGR6bdVY=&h=400&w=400&sz=36&hl=en&start=48&sig2=Nw9H1OsnWLO1UNYohlHZgA&zoom=1&tbnid=WimHKN-pdTJ2mM:&tbnh=136&tbnw=136&ei=9jLlTfqILIXl0QGonfnSBg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dusps%2Bcongress%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DMZU%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1222%26bih%3D746%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=124&vpy=141&dur=1661&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=139&ty=119&page=3&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:48&biw=1222&bih=746″] In the latest indication of the United States Postal Service’s dire financial straights, the Associated Press is reporting that the agency will will stop contributing to the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).The move will free up $800 million in badly needed cash for the current fiscal […]
USPS No Longer Contributing To Employee’s Pensions