Postal Service delays plant closings until May 15

    The United States Postal Service has announced a delay in its plans to close half of its mail-processing plants. Detailed earlier this month, the plan is a cost-cutting measure to put a dent in its projected $14.1 billion loss for Fiscal Year 2012.

    The Washington Business Journal reports USPS will delay those closings until May 15 at the request of unnamed U.S. senators. Part of the cuts include reducing the first-class mail system, changing delivery times from one to two days to two to three days.

    Feed the Feed: Is there anything you send or receive through snail mail — a relative’s holiday newsletter, a birthday check — that keeps you fond of the USPS? Or are you ready for everything to be electronic?

     

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