Liz Gannes

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U.S. Mail Delivery Is Taking the Weekend Off — Permanently

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The United States Postal Service announced this morning that, in a cost-cutting measure, it will only deliver mail on weekdays.

The long-discussed plan is set to kick in Aug. 1, but it hasn’t yet been approved by Congress. It’s forecasted to save $2 billion annually.

Because of continued growth and profitability in delivery of packages, those will continue to arrive at people’s doors six times per week.

So, shall we blame Lance? It’s way bigger than that. The USPS had a $15.9 billion net loss in fiscal 2012.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald