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U.S. Postal Service urges legal changes to avert default

WASHINGTON — The US Postal Service faces default by the end of September without legislative relief, and it plans to slash one in four jobs to reduce costs, the head of the public company said Tuesday. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told Senate lawmakers that without legislative changes, the Postal Service…

Senate approves two-year aviation bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Thursday approved a two-year, $35 billion blueprint for funding air traffic control services and the next steps for modernizing that system. Lawmakers approved the Federal Aviation Administration bill 87 to eight, throwing the issue over to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, which is working…