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Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery

9:02 PM, Feb. 6, 2013
Letter carrier Sara Hauck delivers mail on Marshfield's near east side in this February 2007 photo. The 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.
Letter carrier Sara Hauck delivers mail on Marshfield's near east side in this February 2007 photo. The 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.
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The U.S. Postal Service took another major step in its battle for financial viability Wednesday, announcing plans to halt Saturday delivery of first-class mail.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said package delivery, which has seen growth in recent years as online purchasing booms, will continue when the plan is implemented in August. He said the plan is expected to save $2 billion annually.

"It's an important part of our strategy to return to financial stability," he said. ...

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