| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 AM
In recent years, mail carriers have had fewer and fewer letters to deliver. Demand has dropped so much that the U.S. Postal Service, which lost $5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, tried to get Congress' approval to stop Saturday letter deliveries.
| 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.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...
| 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 11, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Amazon has announced a deal with the U.S. Postal Service that means customers will soon get delivery on Sundays, according to the Washington Post.
"Previously, a shipper had to use its (the post office's) pricey Express Mail service and pay an extra fee...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:37 PM
A Wrigleyville man was arrested Sunday night after he was accused of assaulting a U.S. Postal Service police officer who suspected the man was driving his moped around Lakeview while intoxicated.
The man, Eric Dahl, 33, was charged with aggravated...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:02 PM
For those of us who don't receive our letters via owls, the United States Postal Service is releasing “Harry Potter”-themed […]...
| 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.
| 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....