| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:42 AM
If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you.
Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Veteran mailman Jeffrey L. Shipley turned his apartment into a repository of pilfered postage, authorities say, as he took letters, magazines, Netflix videos and even a Mother's Day card from the homes on his route.
Shipley, who worked at a Postal...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Houston has jumped to the No. 1 most dangerous city in the nation when it comes to dogs biting postal workers.
Last year, dogs attacked 5,581 postal employees. Houston wrested the top spot from Los Angeles, which fell to No. 2 in the latest standings....
| May 16, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Working as a U.S. postal worker can be risky, especially in Los Angeles, where dog attacks rank second highest in the nation, according to a report out this week.
Houston only slightly beat out Los Angeles for the top spot on a list complied by the U.S....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Staples Inc. said it will end a pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service to set up mini-post offices in the company's retail outlets, after several protests outside the stores.
Postal workers have protested the program for months, objecting to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Netflix has quietly stopped sending Saturday shipments to customers of its DVD subscription service, a move that could save the company 10% annually on shipping costs, one analyst estimates.
Last year the U.S. Postal Service considered ending Saturday...
| Jul 5, 2014
A change-of-address form at the local post office and missing mail left a Groton woman wondering, "Is It Just Me?" (She must have known that no question is too small for The Bottom Line.)
Q: "I moved from an old house in Old Lyme to a condo in Groton...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON —The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will raise fees on thousands of post office boxes rented to individuals and businesses in Connecticut, starting next month.
The U.S. Postal Service, in a notice that will be posted in the Federal...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Flag Day is here, so I want to remind boaters that a little etiquette is in order. The procedures for flying the various types on flags on a boat are many, so I will briefly explain the display of the U.S. Ensign.
Once you board a vessel, you...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:32 PM
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth wants to end a congressional perk: “franked” mail.
The “franking” privilege lets lawmakers send mail to constituents with their signatures in the place of postage stamps, though the cost...
| Aug 13, 2014
At the end of last week, my Northwest Side neighbors and I were buzzing about the mailbox ultimatum our postal carrier had delivered.
On a signed, photocopied United States Postal Service Form 1507, the handwritten note said that "per the new USPS...