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Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase

...postage stamp was approved Tuesday by the independent Postal Rate Commission. Under the recommendation, which now goes to...up 1.1 cents to 21.4 cents. On the Net: Postal Rate Commission: http://www.prc.gov U.S. Postal Service...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/02/bus_18552.shtml
Business
New postal rates begin Sunday

...cents. The boost in the first-class rate was approved in February after months of hearings by the independent Postal Rate Commission. Postal Vice President Azeezaly Jaffer said the increases would cost the average person about 45 cents extra...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/27/bus_346417.shtml
Business
Postal Service seeks no monopoly

...Not ever. The claim that first-class rates are used to prey on private enterprise is false. The independent Postal Rate Commission spends up to 10 months reviewing and challenging every aspect of every rate case, examining in detail every shred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/15/edi_296212.shtml
Editorials
Postal Service gets penny increase

...vacation postcards will stay at 20 cents. The question now is when the new rates will take effect. The independent Postal Rate Commission grudgingly granted much of the post office's request for higher prices on Monday. But it said there is no need...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/12/bus_227954.shtml
Business
New Postal ripoff

...billion dollar a year profits, yet still insists it needs a price hike! It was just three years ago that the Postal Rate Commission, which must OK any rate increase, gave the green light to go from 29 to 32 cents. This week the panel backed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/14/op_228152.shtml
Opinion columns
Postage up a penny in 2001

...proposed increases average about 6 percent over all classes of mail, Dyhrkopp said. They now go to the independent Postal Rate Commission, which will hold hearings before ruling on them. Increases vary among the various types of mail and some of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/12/met_278829.shtml
Metro
New postal prices take effect Sunday

...fall. Sunday's increase had been expected to take effect last summer. It was postponed at the urging of the Postal Rate Commission and Congress, which noted the continuing strong profits being rung up by the Postal Service. Indeed, the post...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/07/bus_249450.shtml
Business
Mail must have added postage

...of about $480 million this fiscal year. The agency, under a 1970 federal law, has to win approval from the Postal Rate Commission for any postage increases. The commission approved less than postal officials requested - a 4.6 percent increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/04/ent_304448.shtml
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Business briefs

...with losses of $2 billion. Income from a January rate increase fell below expectations because the independent Postal Rate Commission rejected some proposed increases, and the agency has been battered by rising fuel prices that are expected to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/06/bus_311254.shtml
Business
Post office deep in the red, citing $8.5 billion loss

...for a 2-cent increase in postage rates to take effect next year was turned down recently by the independent Postal Rate Commission. The post office has appealed that decision in federal court.Though the post office does not receive tax money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-11-12/post-office-deep-red-citin
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