Postal Service to Stop Delivering Mail on Saturdays

By John Bacon and Natalie DiBlasio,

The Postal Service today announced plans to end Saturday delivery for first class mail.

Package delivery, which has seen growth in recent years as online purchasing booms, will continue under the plan. Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said.

Donahue, saying the plan will save $2 billion annually, called the decision an “important part of our strategy to return to financial stability.”

Last year, Under pressure from Congress and local communities, the cash-strapped agency dropped plans to close thousands of post offices across the nation, instead deciding to trim operations at 13,000 offices.

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