U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

6:57am

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Postal Service Considering 120,000 Job Cuts

A U.S. Post Office in Bristow, Virginia.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

The United States Postal Service, which has been facing tough financial times, is proposing to cut 20 percent of its workforce and moving its retired workers out of federal health and retirement programs.

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9:46am

Tue July 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Is Your Post Office Closing? USPS Is Studying Shuttering 3,700 Locations

A U.S. Post Office in Bristow, Virginia.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

The United States Postal Service announced today it is reviewing 3,700 retail locations across the country for possible closure. (A list is here.)

In a statement, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said customers are not using offices as much as they used to.

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6:00am

Mon June 27, 2011
Government

Proposed Post Office Closures Spark Anger, Challenge Rural Identity

Postal officials estimate that they would save about $48,000 annually if the New Raymer post office were closed.
Will Witwer

Small towns across America may soon lose a part of their identity if the U.S. Postal Service has its way. Up to 3,000 post offices are targeted for closure because of the agency’s ongoing budget problems. Eleven facilities are on the list in Colorado, and for residents in the town of New Raymer the move is raising a slew of questions, sparking anger and some introspection about whether a town is really a town without a post office.

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2:37pm

Wed June 1, 2011
Local

USPS Proposes Shutting 11 Colorado Offices

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The U.S. Postal Service is proposing shutting down 11 offices in Colorado on the heels of a $8.5 billion budget shortfall last year.

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1:26pm

Wed November 24, 2010
Snail Mail Struggles: The Postal Service Series

Series Overview: Snail Mail Struggles

Originally published on Mon November 29, 2010 7:55 am

Even before Americans had a country, they had a post office. Since its creation in 1775, the post office has been delivering mail and helping knit together a sprawling nation.

But today, the U.S. Postal Service is struggling as its customers migrate to the digital world. Americans are texting, e-mailing, faxing and networking instead of mailing each other paper greetings and documents. As a result, the USPS is seeing its business model crumble. Earlier this month, it reported an $8.5 billion loss in the fiscal year that ended in September.

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