| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
During the next few years the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing several pop culture-related stamps featuring icons like John Lennon, Steve Jobs and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Washington Post is reporting.
None of the stamp designs have...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:35 PM
The crush of last-minute online shopping that stymied Christmas deliveries for thousands of people served as a harsh lesson to retailers and shippers: The ever-exploding number of Internet orders is making on-time distribution more difficult.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A dose of polar cold kept some Chicago-area letter carriers from completing their appointed rounds last week, but the mail was back on schedule this week, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.
Heavy snows followed by subzero temperatures Jan. 6 and 7...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:42 AM
California leaders from a national postal workers' union are criticizing a Staples pilot program that has installed dozens of small post offices in the office-supply stores.
American Postal Workers Union leaders said that opening retail units staffed...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Blockbuster's pain will be Redbox's gain.
DVD kiosk operator Redbox stands to pull in at least $200 million to $300 million in additional annual revenue after Dish Network shuts down Blockbuster's approximately 300 remaining U.S. stores and DVD-by-mail...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The United States Postal Service took a major financial hit when it released a series of commemorative postage stamps celebrating the 20th anniversary of "The Simpsons" four years ago.
But the USPS isn't giving up on offering up fan-friendly characters...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Two Sundays ago I was roused from my midday stupor by the doorbell. I staggered to the door to discover a big box from Amazon deposited on the stoop, and a U.S. Postal Service truck just rounding the corner on its way to make another Sunday delivery....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Howard County police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are advising residents to take precaution after a number of thefts of outgoing checks from home mailboxes were reported.
There have been approximately 40 cases of theft from mailboxes since the...
| Dec 3, 2013
Proficiat Postaliosa! If Harry Potter commemorative stamps can cast a solvency spell on the U.S. Postal Service, that's some magic we can get behind. Tradition-bound philatelists should back off from their complaints.
The stamps, depicting scenes from...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Overnight delivery is no longer good enough.
As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Howard County police charged two people Thursday in connection with a recent string in thefts from residential mailboxes.
Clifton Gardener, 27, of Upper Marlboro and Marian Bah, 25, of District Heights, both face seven counts of theft. Bah was also...