SAN ANTONIO — In tribute to the legends responsible for making American music part of global popular culture, the U.S. Postal Service today proudly announces the launch of a new Music Icons stamp series with the issuance of a stamp honoring Lydia Mendoza, one of the first and greatest stars of Tejano music.
SAN ANTONIO. En un tributo a las leyendas responsables de hacer que la música estadounidense sea parte de la cultura popular mundial, el U.S. Postal Service se enorgullece en anunciar el día de hoy el lanzamiento de una nueva serie de sellos postales, Music Icons, con la emisión de un sello postal en el que se rinde tributo a Lydia Mendoza, una de las primeras y más grandes estrellas de la música tejana.
WASHINGTON — As a prelude to National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the Postal Service released its dog attack city rankings today and urged pet owners to help reduce the incidence of dog bites to letter carriers.
If Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., fails to keep his promise of a passed postal reform bill by the end of summer, the United States Postal Service will be in deep trouble. In a conference call with the press this morning, U.S. Postal Service CFO Joe Corbett announced a second-quarter loss of $1.9 billion, which brings the agency’s year-to-date deficit to $3.1 billion. Noting that the first six months typically perform better than the second, Corbett said that the Postal Service would have only 3.5 days of operating cash on hand by October 15 if it continues on its present course.
It’s all about innovation for the U.S. Postal Service. The key areas of innovating are centered on how they can market their products and services. Nagisa Manabe, chief marketing officer for the U.S. Postal Service spoke briefly with attendees at the ACMA’s National Catalog Forum about what the Postal Service is doing to become more innovative.
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The U.S. Postal Service board will look into hiking postage prices on all types of mail, as losses continue to plague the agency, the chief of the board said recently. Mickey Barnett said the board has directed the service to “evaluate price increases,” even though “as a board we are loathe to pursue this approach.” Postal officials worry that higher prices will chase customers away.