Jul 29, 2014
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U.S. Postal Service to Drop Saturday Mail in August

WJBK-TV reports the move will save about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.

U.S. Postal Service to Drop Saturday Mail in August

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. 

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