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December 15, 2014




Dec. 15 Is Peak Holiday Shipping Volume Day for FedEx, USPS

Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the peak holiday shipping volume day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.

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November 14, 2014




Brennan to Replace Donohoe as Postmaster General

The United States Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donahoe has decided to retire on Feb. 1 after 39 years with the Postal Service.

In conjunction with that announcement, USPS’s Board of …

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November 10, 2014




Customers, Employees Hit By USPS Data Breach

The U.S. Postal Service said today it had been the victim of a data breach this fall, but that the intrusion did not involve credit or debit card data of customers making retail and online purchases from USPS services …

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November 6, 2014




USPS to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During Holiday Season

The U.S. Postal Service announced that beginning Nov. 17, it will provide seven-day package delivery to major cities and high-volume areas during the holiday season, including Christmas Day, in response to expected double-digit package volume growth.

“During the holidays, no …

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November 2, 2014




Carriers Forecast Record Holiday Season Volume

The three major parcel carriers – FedEx, UPS and USPS – are forecasting this to be the busiest holiday season ever.

USP said it anticipates volume of more than 585 million packages in December,  an 11% increase over 2013. UPS expects its 2014 peak delivery day …

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August 11, 2014




Despite Revenue Gains, USPS’s 3Q Net Loss Hit $2 Billion

It was another one of those good-news-bad news for the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS’s third-quarter revenue increased 3.2% compared to the same period in 2013, but it suffered a net loss of $2 billion.

First, the good news: Shipping and package …

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May 9, 2014




USPS Suffers a Net Loss of $1.9 Billion

The U.S. Postal Service ended the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with a net loss of $1.9 billion. This marks the 20th of the last 22 quarters it has sustained a loss.

“The Postal Service is working diligently to improve …

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May 9, 2013




Donahoe Lays Out the Future of the USPS

Post Master General and CEO Patrick Donahoe of the U.S. Postal Service painted a grim picture during his State of the USPS presentation to attendees at the American Catalog Mailers Association’s  2013 National Catalog Forum on May 8.

According to Donahoe, …

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September 19, 2013




Postmaster General Says USPS in Midst of Financial Disaster

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a U.S. Senate committee today that the U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low.

Donahoe is seeking legislation that will …

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February 10, 2014




USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%, according to a release issued on February 7.

While the $354 million loss marked a sustained loss for the Postal …

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