WJBK-TV reports the move will save about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service will announce the end of Saturday mail delivery, WJBK-TV reported Wednesday morning. Saturday mail delivery will end in August. The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually, the report indicated. It's part of a 5-year plan to cut $20 billion, according to The Washington Post. On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported that Hallmark Cards, Inc. has hired lobbyists who will ask Congress to keep Saturday delivery and consider other cost-saving measures. According to the report, postal workers say the move could result in the loss of 80,000 jobs. Will the loss of Satuday mail delivery affect you? Tell us what you think in a comment.
The U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates for mailing holiday packages so they arrive by Christmas.
If you're planning to mail holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail to ensure delivery by Dec. 25. Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time: Post Office Locations Shipping Deadlines Military Shipping Deadlines* Parcel Post service to all APO/FPO/DPO addresses is Nov. 13. Priority and First Class Mail must be sent by Dec. 3 to APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093, and Dec. 10 to all other military addresses. *The deadline for Dec. 25 delivery to Africa and Central and South America is Dec. 3. For more details on military and international mailing, visit the USPS website.