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Steve Jobs. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Steve Jobs Getting Postage Stamp In U.S. Post Office Tribute

Late Apple founder Steve Jobs is getting his own stamp thanks to a tribute from the U.S. Postal Service. The stamps will be available to put on “snail mail” that the entrepreneur helped reduce the need for in 2015.

02/21/2014

A UPS driver delivers a package in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: UPS Customer Caught Off Guard By ‘Insurance’ Claim Denial

Byron Gee of San Francisco thought he did everything right when he recently shipped two headlights cross-country via UPS. The San Francisco chef re-packaged the headlights in their original boxes and added extra newspaper for cushioning. He made sure there was foam covering the edges of the headlights so they wouldn’t scratch. And when the clerk at his local UPS store asked him if he wanted to pay extra for “insurance,” Gee said “yes.”

06/11/2013

Antioch Police

Shorthanded Antioch Police Ask Mail Carriers, Garbage Collectors To Help Spot Crime

The Bay Area News Group reports that employees of the local trash collector, Republic Services Inc., as well as U.S. Postal Service employees have been given tips on how to act as effective witnesses to crimes. The program, dubbed “We’re Looking Out For You” aims to add some experience eyeballs looking out for the city’s 105,000 residents.

06/10/2013

The National Postal Forum at Moscone West (CBS)

Cash-Strapped Postal Service Spending $2M On SF Conference

The United States Post Office is bleeding red ink and likely discontinuing regular Saturday service, but the organization still had the money to fund a $2 million San Francisco conference for 400 executives this week.

03/18/2013

US Postal Service letter carrier Juan Padilla arranges mail in his truck while on his delivery route in San Francisco.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Postal Service Planning To End Saturday Mail Deliveries

Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.

02/06/2013

Netflix envelopes (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Netflix Could Gain From Loss Of Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service’s planned shift to five days of home delivery a week instead of six may even make Netflix Inc. slightly more profitable by lowering the costs for sending out its familiar red envelopes with DVDs. That’s because subscribers may be able to watch fewer DVDs for the same monthly price.

02/06/2013

A U.S. Postal Service customer leaves the Bayview Station on July 26, 2011 in San Francisco. The Bayview Station is one of five in San Francisco that is being reviewed for closure. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Carlos Postal Worker Arrested For Stealing Mail, Identities

A San Francisco Bay area postal worker is facing charges that he stole thousands of pieces of mail to obtain credit cards that he then gave out to friends.

12/26/2012

US Postal Service letter carrier Juan Padilla arranges mail in his truck while on his delivery route in San Francisco.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cash-Strapped U.S. Post Office Tests Same-Day SF Delivery

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to offer same-day package delivery for Internet shoppers.

11/26/2012

A U.S. Postal Service delivery van. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opponents Express Displeasure Over Plans To Sell Post Office Building In Berkeley

The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to sell the building housing downtown Berkeley’s main post office is being met by a great deal of opposition.

09/13/2012

Nancy Pelosi Makes Statement On The Passing Of Adam Yauch

Pelosi Blames House Republicans For Postal Service Default

As the U.S. Postal Service was bracing for its first default on billion dollar loan payments due to the Treasury, Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi placed the blame on inaction by the GOP.

08/01/2012

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