Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Postal Service running out of cash' want service cut to 5 day delivery week

Postal Service running out of cash' want service cut to 5 day delivery week


"... "We will need [some assistance from Congress] or we will have difficulty paying all of our obligations this year," said Joe Corbett, the Postal Service's chief financial officer. "And going into next year, we might not have enough cash to operate. ... We are dangerously close to running out of cash." ..."   


Reference: beforeitsnews.com

Monday, February 22, 2010

USPS Tests Feasibility of Converting Delivery Vehicles to Electric Power

USPS Tests Feasibility of Converting Delivery Vehicles to Electric Power


"... The USPS search for environmentally friendly delivery vehicles expanded recently when it awarded contracts to five companies to evaluate the feasibility of converting Long Life Vehicles (LLVs) to battery-powered electric vehicles. ..."   


Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Post office is instrumental in the 2010 Census

Post office is instrumental in the 2010 Census


"... Through mid-April, the Census Bureau will send six separate mailings-a total of 447 million pieces. This will be the single largest mailing ever in U.S. history; it will have an impact on the lives of millions of Americans. The Postal Service has worked closely with the Census Bureau and will do what it does best-deliver for the nation.

The census is required by the Constitution to take place every ten years. ..."   


Reference: www.lehighacrescitizen.com

Monday, February 15, 2010

Despite budget, USPS CFO backs 5-day week

Despite budget, USPS CFO backs 5-day week


"... requiring the US Postal Service to deliver mail six days per week. The budget's wording explicitly says "six-day delivery and rural delivery of mail continue at not less than 1983 level." ..."   


Reference: www.dmnews.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

USPS quarterly loss declines

USPS quarterly loss declines


"... In its fiscal first quarter, ending Dec. 31, the postal service cut work hours by more than 28 million on top of a reduction of 115 million work hours in fiscal 2009. Even as signs of a rebounding U.S. economy mount, the postal service warns it may not benefit fully from any such recovery. ..."   


Reference: www.bizjournals.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Netflix expands streaming

Netflix expands streaming


"... Although Netflix can mail DVDs to any U.S. state, territory or military installation, streaming is available only with a domestic IP address. However, the company said it plans to extend streaming to one other country in the last half of this year, although it refused to name it for competitive reasons.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/30/BUFJ1BPB01.DTL#ixzz0eMAXyrUO
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Reference: www.sfgate.com