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Postal Service cuts draw users’ ire

The Postal Service announced cuts yesterday aimed at helping the agency avert bankruptcy next year. The changes would virtually eliminate the chance for first-class mail to arrive the next day. The Postal Service announced cuts yesterday aimed at helping the agency avert bankruptcy next year. The changes would virtually eliminate the chance for first-class mail to arrive the next day. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
By Hope Yen
Associated Press / December 6, 2011
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Already mocked by some as “snail mail,’’ first-class U.S. mail will slow even more by next spring under plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to eliminate more than 250 processing centers. Nearly 30,000 workers would be laid off, too, as the post office struggles to respond to a shift to online communication and bill payments.

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