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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 2

  Once again, the Postal Service is facing difficult times. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is against the cessation of Saturday mail delivery.

WAMC News
8:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

United States Postal Service delivery truck in San Francisco residential area.
Credit WIkimedia Commons / Alexander Marks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week.

In an announcement scheduled for later today, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually.

The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010. The delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.

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