Is Amazon exploiting the post office? No more than any other company in U.S. history.

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Newsday: Everyone knows that President Donald Trump loves feuds, but one of his strangest targets is Amazon. Trump has repeatedly claimed that the retail giant is “scamming” the U.S. post office by taking advantage of the venerable institution’s low shipping rates. Trump has long complained about the Washington Post, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ownership of it. But it’s still … Read More

Historic Post Office in Allentown, PA, may be sold, preservations fear it could be bulldozed

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WFMZ-TV: Could an iconic Allentown building meet the wrecking ball? That’s what some preservationists are fearing as the post office considers selling its location at 5th and Hamilton. “It’s an iconic building in terms of Allentown’s streetscape. It’s a very high style art deco building,” described Lauren Golden of the Allentown Preservation League. Allentown’s post office was born to Roosevelt’s New Deal … Read More

Amazon and UPS have been quietly fighting over the post office’s cost structure — long before Trump

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CNBC: President Trump isn’t the only one questioning the post office’s pricing strategy. UPS, the shipping giant, has been in a back-and-forth with Amazon in recent years over the post office’s cost structure, which has direct impact on how the Postal Service sets its package shipping prices, according to public documents filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). In a … Read More

Downtown post office in Lufkin, Texas, closing temporarily, then relocating

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Lufkin News: The Downtown Post Office in Lufkin, Texas, is only closing temporarily until an alternative site in close proximity to downtown is located, as the United States Postal Service doesn’t plan to renew the lease at the current location on East Lufkin Avenue, according to a USPS spokesman. Downtown Post Office box holders received a letter Tuesday stating that … Read More

Postal Service to relocate retail services in Hampstead, Maryland

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Carroll County Times: The U.S. Postal Service announced plans Monday to relocate retail services currently at the Hampstead Post Office on Houck Avenue in Hampstead, Maryland. A new site has not yet been determined. The decision came after a community meeting and review of public feedback, according to a news release from USPS. “The Postal Service is relocating its retail … Read More

Talk about Fake News: How a flawed Citigroup analysis led to Trump’s bogus tweets about Amazon and the Postal Service

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President Trump is continuing his Twitter attack on Amazon over its deal with the Postal Service.  Yesterday Trump tweeted, “Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed. Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing stores all over the country… not a level … Read More

What Trump Is Getting Wrong About the Postal Service and Amazon

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Government Executive: President Trump has taken a keen interest in the relationship between the U.S. Postal Service and Amazon, though the facts he has presented on it are likely incorrect and based upon faulty assumptions. The president has repeatedly fired off tweets castigating the federal mailing agency for maintaining what he views as a sweetheart deal to deliver packages for the … Read More

Trial Starts Monday on The U.S. Postal Service v. The City of Berkeley

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Save the Berkeley Post Office: At 12 Noon on Monday, April 2, 2018, the lawsuit initiated by the United States Post Office and the United States Department of Justice against the City of Berkeley will come to trial. Back in August of 2016, the Feds initiated this suit in a challenge to the right of the City of Berkeley to … Read More