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US Postal Service posts huge loss


May 11th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The US Postal Service (USPS) Thursday reported a $3.2 billion loss for the first three months of this year, $1 billion more than the same period ... Read more...

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To save money, snail mail in US plans to go slower


December 6th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The US Postal Service (USPS), facing bankruptcy, announced Monday that it will move forward a proposal to slow mail delivery to help save more money.The USPS ... Read more...

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US Postal Service reports loss on shrinking mail volumes


November 16th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) The US Postal Service (USPS) Tuesday posted a net loss of $5.1 billion for the 2011 fiscal year that ended Sep 30 as mail volumes continued ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent


October 8th, 2011 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) US nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 103,000 jobs in September, but unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent for the third straight month, the Labour Department ... Read more...

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Biden’s brother in white powder from India scare


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The younger brother of US Vice President Joe Biden was hospitalised overnight after he opened a package from India containing a white powder that was initially ... Read more...

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US Postal Service may cut 35,000 jobs


September 16th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) The US Postal Service said Thursday that it may eliminate as many as 35,000 jobs as it downsizes "a massive nationwide infrastructure that is no longer ... Read more...

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US Postal Service comes out with new postal rates for 2011


April 19th, 2011 - 2:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Postal Service’s new rates came into effect on the 17th of April. The new rates are different from those that came into effect last ... Read more...

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Supreme court to rule on the mailbox poison case


February 24th, 2011 - 1:39 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of whether chemical weapons charges could be used against a US national.Carol Anne Bond is accused ... Read more...

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No restrictions on mail from Cuba, says US


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) The US has said it has placed no restrictions on mail from Cuba, after Havana announced it was stopping deliveries to America after mail sent through airlines of ... Read more...

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US Postal Service is planning to raise first class rates in 2011


January 14th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Postal Service is seeking to raise its first class rates for 2011.Subsequently, the service has petitioned the Postal Regulatory Commission to allow the new ... Read more...

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Sven Koppler charged for smuggling tarantulas into the US


December 5th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) German Sven Koppler has been charged with smuggling tarantulas into the US through the United States Postal Service. His modus operandi was very simple, as ... Read more...

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Puma skin seized from parcel sent from US


August 15th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has seized the skin of a puma, an endangered species, shipped from the US as a rug, an official said Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Cyclist Armstrong’s attorney lashes out at team-mate’s doping allegations


August 6th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, August 6 (ANI): An attorney of seven-time 'Tour de France' champion Lance Armstrong, has lashed out at a former teammate for telling investigators that he knew of widespread performance-enhancing drug use ... Read more...

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Over 2,800 mailmen bitten by dogs in US


June 18th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Mailmen in the US have become the worst targets of dogs and over 2,800 of them were bitten by canines in America in 2009, latest statistics say. Most ... Read more...

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Drug cheat Landis tried to blackmail Armstrong: Team RadioShack


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 23(ANI): The fallout from disgraced Tour de France winner Floyd Landis' explosive doping allegations against Lance Armstrong has continued, with Armstrong's Team RadioShack accusing Landis of blackmailing the seven-time ... Read more...

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Hindu gods on US ’stamps’


February 1st, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Hindu gods have made their way into US mail, with an Atlanta based company headed by an Indian American launching a series of legally valid custom-made postage stamps. The ... Read more...

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US Postal Service under fire from ‘atheists’ for releasing ‘religious’ Mother Teresa stamp


January 29th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 29 (ANI): The US Postal Service has come under fire for its plan to release a commemorative stamp in honour of Mother Teresa, as the move violates the country's postal ... Read more...

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Hindus laud US Postal Service for Mother Teresa stamp & urge for Diwali stamp


January 1st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 1 (ANI): Hindus have applauded United States Postal Service (USPS) for announcing a stamp to honor Mother Teresa during 2010.Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada ... Read more...

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Hindus laud US Postal Service for Mother Teresa stamp and urge for Diwali stamp


December 31st, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have applauded United States Postal Service (USPS) for announcing a stamp to honor Mother Teresa during 2010. Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said ... Read more...

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US stamp to honour Mother Teresa


December 30th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Nobel Prize winner Mother Teresa will be honoured on a US postage stamp next year. It will go on sale Aug 26, her birthday. Mother Teresa, the Catholic nun ... Read more...

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Old PO building auctioned for $40m


August 28th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IBNS
By Tanya GhoshAug 28 (IBNS) After several false starts by the US Postal Service made for selling the property to cut cost, it was finally fruitful.The city's old post office, a 14-storey, ... Read more...

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Karl Malden one of Hollywood’s greats dead at 97


July 2nd, 2009 - 3:32 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Oscar Award winning veteran American actor and the man who urged travelers “don’t leave home without them” in a series of 70s and 80s television commercial for American Express Travelers Cheques, ... Read more...

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NBA star Corie Blount jailed over Cheech and Chong size stash


May 14th, 2009 - 12:43 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Former NBA player and University of Cincinnati basketball star Corie Blount has been sentenced to one year in prison on two charges of marijuana possession.Forty-year-old Blount pleaded guilty in Butler ... Read more...

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Simpsons chosen for new US postage stamp


April 2nd, 2009 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 2 (DPA) The dysfunctional cartoon family The Simpsons has been chosen for one of the most iconic honours in the US. The portraits of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and ... Read more...

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Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday


February 11th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Two centuries after Abraham Lincoln's birth(on 12th February 1809), new Lincoln's coins are minted. Lincoln has become a subject of an avalanche of new books. Suddenly, everyone wants a piece of ... Read more...

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