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Beer at your door? Postal Service considering adding alcohol deliveries

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is considering adding alcohol delivery as a way to offset a projected 2013 deficit of $15 billion while also planning to phase door-to-door delivery out over the next decade. “There’s a lot of money to be made in shipping beer, wine and spirits,” Postmaster General…

Armstrong says Postal Service reaped financial benefits from sponsorship

Lance Armstrong’s legal team released studies on Friday conducted by the US Postal Service saying the US government sponsorship of his Tour de France team produced a triple return on investment. The documents were made public as the US government joined a lawsuit that claims Armstrong — who admitted to…

DOJ to join suit against Armstrong over Postal Service sponsorship

The US Department of Justice decided Friday to join a doping lawsuit filed by one of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates alleging that the disgraced cycling champion defrauded government sponsors. NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reported the government will add its weight to the suit and claim that Armstrong…

Watch live: U.S. postal service announces major changes

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe makes an announcement on Postal Service operational restructuring. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 6. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Postal worker protester outside National Press Club in Washington D.C. (Flickr user Talk Radio News Service)…

Sen. Sanders seeks to save Postal Service from a ‘death spiral’

With the U.S. Postal Service proposing to make draconian cuts to its workforce and services starting in mid-May, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has emerged as the leading opponent of any changes that would reduce the quality of service on which many Americans depend. The plan announced this week would involve…

Obama renews call to end Saturday mail delivery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s proposed 2013 budget repeated a call to allow the U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery and tap into a retirement-fund surplus, as lawmakers hash out the details of postal legislation. The budget outline released on Monday included several steps to provide relief…

U.S. Postal Service seeks to end next-day mail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service on Monday moved forward with plans to end next-day delivery of letters, postcards and other First Class mail. Also, in a notice filed with its regulator, it sought approval to close more than half of its 461 processing facilities that have been…

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