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Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago February 06, 2013 Feb 6, 2013 Wednesday, February 06 2013 February 06, 2013 6:35 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week.

In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually.

The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points - package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010. The delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.

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