postal service

No Mail on Saturdays? Not Without a Struggle

The proposal to cut Saturday mail delivery "has a lot of doubters," says Ruth Goldway, chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, which must issue an advisory opinion on the USPS's plan to cut service. "I'm skeptical." She's not alone. Congress may not go along either.

Losing Money Isn't the Postal Service's Only Problem

Faced with an estimated $7 billion shortfall in 2010, the United States Postal Service is contemplating radical cuts that would eliminate Saturday mail delivery and raise the cost of postage. But to really turn the USPS's problems around, it will either need to be directly funded by the government or it needs the freedom to set its own prices, policies, and hours.