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USPS plans to end Saturday mail delivery


Weekend mail delivery will come to an end, saving the U.S. Postal Service about $2 billion a year.

ABC News reports USPS plans to announce Wednesday morning that the agency will stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week.

The service reduction is the latest of Postal Service steps to cut costs as the independent agency of the U.S. government struggles with its finances.

USPS has pushed for eliminating mail and package delivery on Saturdays for the past few years, but recent data showing growth in package delivery, which is up by 14 percent since 2010, and projection of continued package delivery growth in the coming decade made them revise their decision to continue package delivery only.

Packages will be delivered six days a week. Mail to PO boxes will still be delivered on Saturday.

Since 2006 – the Postal Service has reduced its annual cost base by $15 billion, cut the career force by 28 percent and consolidated 200 mail processing locations.

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