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Postal Service to announce plans to stop Saturday mail delivery

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting Aug. 1.

Here are some of the details:

Post offices would remain open on Saturdays so that customers can drop off mail or packages, buy postage stamps, or access their post office boxes, officials said. Hours likely would be reduced at thousands of smaller locations, they said.

USPS also plans to continue Saturday delivery of packages, which remain a profitable and growing part of the delivery business. Post offices would remain open on Saturdays so that customers can drop off mail or packages, buy postage stamps, or access their post office boxes, officials said. But hours likely would be reduced at thousands of smaller locations, they said.

Canceling Saturday mail deliveries will save USPS $2 billion annually, according to congressional and postal officials, who confirmed the news ahead of a formal announcement.


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