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22 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Tucson mail facility to shut down next year

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Postal Service says mail sorting operations in Tucson will cease by next year, leading to the potential loss of more than 200 jobs.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Data Center Knowledge

US Postal Service Cloud Hodge-Podge Creates Unnecessary Security Risks: Audit

An audit of the US Postal Service cloud found that its contracts did not comply with the agency's security standards, mainly because there is no designated group in the agency responsible for managing cloud services. According to a report released Sept.

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Printing Impressions

Postmaster General Optimistic About Mailing Industry Opportunities Amid Stronger Economic Conditions

September 12, 2014 - In a state of the business address to postal customers, Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe gave an upbeat assessment of the opportunities facing the mailing industry. "With all of the changes occurring in the way people communicate, mail is proving to be an especially resilient marketing channel, and its value to America's businesses is increasing due to better data and technology integration," said Donahoe.

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MassLive.com

US Postal Service: Pit bull attacks, seriously injures mailman in...

Pit bulls are noted for their strength and stamina and are often trained for fighting. On Thursday, a U.S. Postal Service employee was bitten by a pit bull in Springfield's Liberty Heights neighborhood.

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WTLV

Did post office lose package with woman's remains?

Debi Peirson has a problem with the United States Postal Service; she can't believe what happened. "The post office lost the Did post office lose package with woman's remains? MIDDLEBURG, FL -- Debi Peirson has a problem with the United States Postal Service; she can't believe what happened.

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Related Topix: Indie, Transportation, United States Postal Service, Postal, Middleburg, FL

The Arizona Republic

Tucson mail-sorting center set to close in April

Tucson mail-sorting center set to close in April Tucson mail-sorting center, which already had been scaled back, is set to close in April Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1rYUSwO Starting next year, the U.S. Postal Service will close its Tucson package-sorting center and will truck most packages to its Phoenix package-sorting center at 620 N. 47th Ave. The U.S. Postal Service plans to close what's left of its Tucson mail-processing operation next year, nicking the city's civic pride and potentially slowing mail from businesses and government agencies that depend on timely mail delivery.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Erie Times News

Our View: Put hold on closing Erie mail facility

News that the U.S. Postal Service intends to close Erie's mail-sorting facility by April 18, 2015, isn't a surprise. The Postal Service originally wanted to close the Erie General Mail Facility at 2108 E. 38th St. in 2011, but Erie's center got a reprieve.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Indie, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, FOX News Network

DM News

The Dawn of Digital Detente?

As the Postal Service gets more digital, Silicon Valley gets more analog. Perhaps it's time for a summit meeting.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

ChartAttack

When bands take their reunions from the stage to the studio

As Death From Above 1979 release their decade-later new album, we evaluate the other bands that have tried the same. They're not the only reunion that's been hitting the studio.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Erie Times News

County Council to feds: keep Erie mail facility open

Erie County Council has officially asked the U.S. Postal Service to reconsider closing its mail-processing facility in southeast Erie. Councilman Jay Breneman, who represents southeast Erie, sponsored the resolution.

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Small Business Trends

U.S. Postal Service Lowers Package Rates

The U.S. Postal Service is lowering package rates - dramatically in some cases - in an effort to capture e-commerce business. The Postal Service has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission that it intends to change the cost of Priority Mail shipments.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

People's Defender

'It will not close'

The Decatur Post Office, located at 6471 Huff Hill Road, will remain open according to United States Postal Service Communications Program Specialist David Van Allen. The Decatur Post Office, located at 6471 Huff Hill Road, will remain open according to United States Postal Service Communications Program Specialist David Van Allen.

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The Motley Fool

UPS and FedEx Rate Hikes Threaten Free Shipping and Lost Business

In May FedEx announced it will begin using dimensional weight pricing to calculate rates on packages less than three cubic feet, and a month later UPS followed suit. Because both bricks-and-mortar retailers and their online brethren are increasingly shipping items that take up more real estate inside their delivery trucks, the carriers will start charging not only for how much a package weighs, but also for its size relative to its weight.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

For true cost, factor in time, aggravation, convenience

I never thought I was saving money by purchasing postage stamps out of my bank's ATM. The convenience of a machine at work compelled me.

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SFGate

Postal Service's big delivery edge: no parking tickets

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Fast Company

AmazonFresh Taps USPS To Deliver Groceries In San Francisco

Amazon is working with the U.S. Postal Service to transport insulated tote bags of perishable goods to customers San Francisco, as part of the e-commerce website's growing same-day grocery-delivery service called AmazonFresh. The 60-day trial for AmazonFresh --available in Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco --began in early August.

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The Washington Evening Journal

Log Cabin Questers

President Sheila Gerot conducted the business meeting. The group will continue as the state preservation and restoration committee for the upcoming year.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Kalona, IA, Hills, IA, Indie

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Minot Daily News

Area post offices get reprieve from hours reduction

WASHINGTON Thirty post offices in the Bakken region will maintain their hours as promised by the U.S. Postal Service last spring. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Thursday that he has received a confirmation from Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman that the Postal Service will adhere to its commitment in April to maintain current service hours at the 30 post offices that were going to have their hours reduced.

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Related Topix: Indie, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator John Hoeven, US Governors, John Hoeven, Minot, ND, Voltaire, ND, Drake, ND

The Bennington Banner

Senate Majority Leader backs Sanders' bid to stop postal service cuts

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has added his crucial backing to calls for a one-year moratorium on U.S. Postal Service plans to close up to 82 mail processing plants, slow down mail delivery and eliminate up to 15,000 jobs. Reid added his signature to those of 50 other senators who signed a letter calling for a ban on Postal Service cuts as part of must-pass legislation to keep the government running into the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Sens. Bernie Sanders , Jon Tester and Tammy Baldwin organized the effort to block the cuts proposed by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

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Related Topix: Indie, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Bernard Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Jon Tester, Tammy Baldwin, US House of Representatives

WGN-TV Chicago

BUSTED! Woman posts video of careless mailman to Facebook and gets results

A woman in suburban Kansans City, Mo., was so sick and tired of dealing with her mailman's mishaps that she decided to record him in the act. So, when she knew she had an expensive book coming in the mail, she decided to take a video of the drop off.

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