| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Look at the price of postage stamps compared with the federal minimum wage since 1950. An all-too-familiar pattern emerges.
The two measures rose in near-lock-step for more than 20 years, until 1971. The minimum wage was 25 cents an hour for every...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:50 PM
For years La Cañadans have gone to the post office, sometimes rushing to get in a last-minute request before closing time. Now, in an effort to be more accessible to postal customers, the post office has come to them.
A new Village Post Office (VPO)...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:14 PM
If there's one thing we have already learned this holiday season, it's that we want our gratification instantly or not at all.
Ordering stuff off of the Internet is now a contest to see who can deliver it to us the quickest and cheapest. Ground shipping?...
| 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 13, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Someone removed a check from a mailbox in the 600 block of S. Williston sometime between 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 10.
Personal property, including an ID and debit card, were...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:41 AM
The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating why more than a dozen pieces of mail addressed to UCF students living on campus have arrived opened.
In some cases, students have reported items missing -- primarily gift cards....
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Google Inc. is wading into the morass of same-day delivery pilots and programs rapidly collecting in the Southland, competing with e-commerce giants such as Amazon.com Inc.
In the first expansion of a test it launched in the Bay Area in the spring,...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Question: I'm on the board of our homeowners association and was shocked when our management company's contract was supposed to terminate, but they stayed on! We wanted to get rid of them but learned too late that the company had what is called an...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:27 AM
The U.S. Postal Service has been going through turbulent times in recent years, but postal uniform maker AME’s Uniforms in Fort Lauderdale had its best year ever in 2013.
“Our business is picking up steam even in a shrinking industry,”...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:32 AM
How many times have you heard about the "War on Christmas" over the years, particularly from conservative commentators? During the past decade, concerned parties on both sides of the spectrum have argued and yelled and screamed at the top of their lungs...