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Postal Service proposes 5 cent increase to first-class stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents to 55 cents to help stem its mounting red ink.


Licking cancer: U.S. postal stamp helped fund key breast study

Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

Regulators appear likely to accept the financially beleaguered Postal Service’s request for more freedom to raise the price of mailing letters. It would be the biggest change in the Postal …


Mail-in ballots in three Washington counties need more than 1 stamp

Extra-long ballots in three Washington counties mean it will take more than a single stamp for some voters to mail in their votes this year.


National parks centennial gets first-class treatment on postage stamps

National parks will be featured in the mail this summer. On June 2, the U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the National Park Service’s centennial just in time for summer …


Soda fountain favorites, coming in 2016 to USPS stamps

This year, the U.S. Postal Service will be issuing stamps featuring soda fountain favorites.


Editorial: Postage hike won’t deliver post office from trouble

One measure of the declining value of the U.S. Postal Service is the diminished outrage that greets each price increase for stamps and other services. It just isn’t that big …


Postal Service asks for 2-cent stamp increase

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday proposed a 2-cent increase to the price of a first-class stamp. The Postal Service, facing an estimated $7 billion shortfall in 2011, …


Business update: Economic stress easing more slowly

Two-thirds of U.S. counties became economically healthier in May, thanks to more manufacturing jobs in the Midwest and fewer home foreclosures in the Sun Belt, according to a monthly analysis …


Post office announces 2-cent rate increase

The post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents to 46 cents starting in January. The agency has been battered by massive losses and declining …


No increase planned for first-class postage

The price of first-class stamps will not go up next year. The Postal Service has been implementing rate increases annually in recent years, with increases announced in January to take …


First-class stamps rise 2 cents

The post office wants two more pennies for your thoughts. The price of a first-class stamp for mailing a letter — or paying a bill — climbed to 44 cents …


Stock up now — stamp price to rise in May

The price of a first-class stamp is set to jump again next month, meaning you might want to stock up on Forever stamps now.


New stamps set for rate increase in May

With postal rates going up in May, the Post Office is readying new stamps to cover the new prices. The price of a first-class stamp will go up by 2 …


First-class stamp going up to 44 cents

WASHINGTON – The post office will get an extra 2 cents worth when you mail a letter starting in May. The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that the price of …


Postal Service unveils ’09 stamps

WASHINGTON – Lucy and Ethel lose their struggle with a chocolate assembly line. Joe Friday demands “just the facts” with a penetrating gaze. A secret word brings Groucho a visit …


Prices To Increase For Overseas Mail

The cost of sending mail overseas goes up Sunday. Letters to most countries will cost 60 cents per half ounce and 40 cents for each additional ounce. Postcards will cost …


Small Nations Peddle Postage For Big Profits Marilyn Monroe Stamps Produce Big Revenues

(Photo of a sheet of Marilyn Monroe stamps)