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6 Things That Will Cost More in 2014

Overall inflation is low, but the experts expect prices on a few things will rise far out of proportion to the average in 2014. Here are the the ones you should watch out for.

5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

From a surprisingly strong report from Macy's to Starbucks paying a super-Venti price for breaking a contract, here are the week's best and worst moves in the business world.

USPS to Cut Saturday Mail Delivery to Trim Budget Shortfall

he U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says. The change will begin in August.

Postal Service Keeps Delivering Mail Through Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy began tearing up the East Coast, thousands evacuated their homes, schools closed, and millions of businesses and government offices told their workers to stay home. But a few employers did not: the Supreme Court, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Home Depot, Lowe's, and the U.S. Postal Service.

Post Office vs. Amtrak: Which One Is More Wasteful?

For years now, the United States Postal Service has been the poster boy for government waste, but that organization may now be getting a run from another favorite target of government inefficiency: Amtrak.

The Post Office's Plan: Worse Service, Higher Prices

The USPS is still running in the red, and facing an $18.2 billion annual deficit as early as 2015, The Postal Service's solution in a nutshell: Give customers worse service, and charge them more for it. Where have we heard this before? (Hint: the airline industry.)

How the Postal Service Cuts Will Affect You

When Postal Service cuts take effect this spring, it will not only slow mail delivery, but eliminate the possibility of first-class letters being delivered in a day. Here's what you need to know about the changes, and some tips to keep you from going postal.

Wall Street's Hurricane Irene Contingency Plan

When it comes to bold weather-related boasts, it's hard to beat the Post Office's unofficial motto: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Yet even the USPS pales beside the standard set by the New York Stock Exchange: Wall Street hasn't closed for weather since Hurricane Gloria in 1985.