Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Postal well aware of cycle team doping allegations says Lance Armstrong

Armstrong: U.S. Postal Service got 'what it bargained for'

"... U.S. Postal Service authorities were well aware of allegations that he was doping but did nothing to stop it because they benefited from it. ..."   

Reference: www.usatoday.com

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mail Processing Facility Closures Causing Mail Delays

Williamsport loses its mail processing facility; late mail now the norm, say residents and businesses

"... A major problem, according to Williamsport-based postal workers, is that trucks are leaving Harrisburg too late to allow mail to be delivered according to previous schedules. Truck arrival times are highly inconsistent, they say. ..."   

Reference: www.pennlive.com

Saturday, July 13, 2013

UPS outlook identifies a slow economy

UPS Outlook Another Piece to Economic Puzzle

"... UPS and its main rival FedEx FDX -2.02%, are seen as bellwethers of sorts, since their business, shipping, occupies a central place within the economy, both here in the U.S. and globally. If companies are making things, and people are buying things, then these two companies are going to reflect that. ..."   

Reference: wsj.com

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Judge: Postal regulation banning guns from parking lot violates Second Amendment

Post Office violated man's rights by banning gun from parking lot, judge rules

"... A federal judge has reportedly ruled that a U.S. Postal Service regulation banning firearms in its parking lots violates the Second Amendment...."   

Reference: www.foxnews.com

Can a Privatized Postal Service Avoid a Train Wreck?

Can a Privatized British Postal Service Avoid a Train Wreck?

"... In a poll released on Wednesday by the conservative Bow Group think tank, 67 percent of respondents opposed privatization. ..."   

Reference: www.businessweek.com

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Is the Postal Service logging your mail for law enforcement?

U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

"... was targeted by a longtime surveillance system called mail covers, a forerunner of a vastly more expansive effort, the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, in which Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year. It is not known how long the government saves the images. ..."   

Reference: www.nytimes.com

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

P.O. Box used to perpatrate six million dollar fraund

Hedge fund manager used postal box to hide $6 mln fraud, Feds say

"... (Reuters) - A North Carolina hedge fund manager used a personal post-office box and forged bank statements to hide his theft of about $6 million over a seven-year period, U.S. regulators and prosecutors said on Monday. ..."   

Reference: www.reuters.com

Monday, July 1, 2013

Marijuana mailing scheme uncovered

Man uses made-up janitorial service to receive marijuana by mail in Melvindale

"... was picking up pounds of pot in the Melvindale mail. It was all shipped to him from Arizona. The feds said the drugs were addressed to "Browns Janitorial Service," a fake business..."   
Reference: www.clickondetroit.com