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Aug 11, 2014, 09:08 ET

U.S. Postal Service Reports 2.0 Percent Revenue Increase, $2.0 Billion Loss in Quarter 3

The U.S. Postal Service ended the June 30, 2014, quarter with a net loss of $2.0 billion, compared to a net loss of $740 million for the same...

Aug 08, 2014, 11:00 ET
The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the Limited-Edition Janis Joplin Forever stamp at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco on August 8, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

U.S. Postal Service Honors Groundbreaking Singer Janis Joplin on Limited-Edition Forever Stamp

 The U.S. Postal Service today added legendary singer Janis Joplin to its Music Icons Forever Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony...

Jun 23, 2014, 11:00 ET
U.S. Postal Service. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

U.S. Postal Service Helps Restaurants Reach New Patrons With Every Door Direct Mail® Service

For any restaurant or small business to succeed, they must identify, grow and retain a customer base. To help restaurant owners understand how to...

Jun 17, 2014, 17:01 ET

U.S. Postal Service Letter Carriers Delivered in the Fight Against Hunger

U.S. Postal Service letter carriers collected 72.4 million pounds of food on May 10 from the donations...

Jun 16, 2014, 13:58 ET

U.S. Postal Service Honors 14 Suppliers for Outstanding Performance

 The U.S. Postal Service recently recognized 14 companies in the annual Supplier Performance Awards....

Jun 06, 2014, 15:17 ET
L to R: Retired U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees Allan Grimes, Michael Hill, Al Lariviere and current USPS Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe help unveil the new Hot Rods Forever(R) stamps from the U.S. Postal Service along with Barry Meguiar, "Car Crazy Television” host, Jerry Kennedy, NSRA Special Events Director, Cary Brick, former Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member and Mel Sparrough, retired USPS employee at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals East plus in York, PA on Fri., June 6, 2014. The limited-edition stamps honor America’s pastime of customizing cars and are available for sale starting today at post offices nationwide. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

Hot Rods Forever Stamps Limited-Edition on Sale at Post Offices Today

 Click this link to download a high-res image of the stamps: 0-0_USPS14STA005a.jpg Today, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the fast,...

May 14, 2014, 10:00 ET

Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack City Rankings

 As a prelude to a news conference tomorrow to kick-off National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal...

May 09, 2014, 10:08 ET

U.S. Postal Service Records Second Quarter Loss of $1.9 Billion

 The U.S. Postal Service ended the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year (Jan. 1, 2014 – March 31, 2014) with a net...

May 05, 2014, 11:00 ET

U.S. Postal Service Brings Wonder and Amazement to Town with New Limited-Edition Vintage Circus Posters Forever Stamps

  Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Children Of All Ages… step right up and share the magic of the circus as the U.S. Postal Service...

Apr 22, 2014, 11:12 ET
U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day 2014 With New Forever Stamp. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day 2014 With Global Forever Stamp

In celebration of Earth Day 2014, the U.S. Postal Service today issued an Earth Day 2014 Forever Stamp depicting Earth temperatures generated by...

Apr 11, 2014, 15:00 ET

Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House May 22

The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp will take place at the White House May 22.  Harvey...

Apr 01, 2014, 14:00 ET

'Misprinted Stamps Escape Postal Vault'

The Postal Service has printed 100 additional sheets of stamps of the recently issued $2 Inverted Jenny stamp but with the plane flying right-side...

Apr 01, 2014, 10:00 ET

'Misprinted Stamps Escape Postal Vault'

The Postal Service has printed 100 additional sheets of stamps of the recently issued $2 Inverted Jenny stamp but with the plane flying right-side...

Apr 01, 2014, 04:50 ET
The Postal Service has printed 100 additional sheets of stamps of the recently issued $2 Inverted Jenny stamp but with the plane flying right-side up. These very limited edition stamps were circulated with the recent issue of stamps mimicking the most famous stamp error in U.S. history. Customers who purchased the new Inverted Jenny stamp could have a very limited edition of the famous stamp.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

'Misprinted Stamps Escape Postal Vault'

The Postal Service has printed 100 additional sheets of stamps of the recently issued $2 Inverted Jenny stamp but with the plane flying right-side...

Mar 18, 2014, 17:24 ET

Two Former Postal Employees Receive Medal of Honor

Only a few close friends who have known Santiago Erevia during his 32-year Postal Service career are aware that the San Antonio letter carrier was...

Mar 17, 2014, 15:11 ET

Priority Mail Gets Amazing Endorsement from Spider-Man

To put some Super Hero Spidey-power into its promotion of Priority Mail, the United States...

Mar 17, 2014, 08:59 ET

Marketers Giving Mail A Fresh Look, Says Postmaster General

In a keynote speech at the National Postal Forum—the annual...

Mar 16, 2014, 20:15 ET

Matheson Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the United States Postal System

 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of R. B. Matheson Postal Services, Inc., the beginning of Robert ("Brownie") and Carole...

Mar 13, 2014, 13:50 ET
U.S. Postal Service honors USS Arizona Memorial, shrine commemorated on stamp today.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

USS Arizona Memorial Commemorated on Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service today honored the tranquil shrine that pays tribute to the 1,177 sailors aboard the USS Arizona who lost their lives Dec....