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No More Saturday Mail Delivery from U.S. Postal Service Come August 2013

Delivering only packages on Saturday will save the agency $2 billion.

 

The U.S. Postal Service reportedly will end Saturday letter delivery in August 2013, but would continue to deliver packages on Saturdays.

According to an ABC News report, the agency is making the move to curb financial losses. The plan would save the agency about $2 billion annually, the report says.

Also, delivery to post office boxes would continue on Saturdays, the report says. And post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.

-- How would ending Saturday mail delivery affect you? Do you support this move? Share your opinions in the comments below.

Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages. Though an independent agency, the service still is subject to congressional control.

It was not immediately clear how the service could eliminate Saturday mail without congressional approval, ABC News said.

A formal announcement is expected later Wednesday.

-- Patch will continue to follow this situation.

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