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No More Mail Delivery On Saturday, Packages Saved

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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.

Just last month, the U.S. Postal service raised stamp prices to 46 cents. Postcard stamps were raised to 33 cents. Raising prices is one of the few things the post office can do without approval from Congress.

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