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USPS to cease Saturday mail delivery on August 1

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Household,

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Saturday mail delivery through the United Stated Postal Service will be a thing of the past beginning August 1, 2013. It's a move focused on cutting costs as the USPS tries to deal with, and recover from, massive financial losses due to mandatory retiree health care benefits, and should end up saving the struggling agency about $2 billion per year. Not all Saturday mail activity will go away--packages will still be delivered, P.O. boxes will receive mail as usual, and post offices will still be open on Saturdays.  Of course, with the proliferation of email, snail mail demand has decreased significantly over the years. We're sure that this is unwelcome news for Netflix DVD subscribers, but on the bright side, with Saturday mail delivery ceasing, it's another junk mail-free day to look forward to on the weekend.

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The Simpsons Honored with Postage Stamps

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television,

The Simpsons' Homer SimpsonUPDATE: You can view the stamps here.

Now that is celebrating 20 years of being on air, it’s time for the program to receive one of the country’s highest honors: the postage stamp.

Later next week, philatelists will be able to preview USPS’ latest offerings online. The 5-stamp series - featuring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie - was created by Matt Groening himself.

The 44-cent stamps will be unveiled on April 9th. A sale date will be announced at that time.

The Simpsons was recently renewed for its 21st and 22nd seasons.

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