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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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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
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News you can use

...cents, up 2.6 cents. - In-county newspaper, pre-sorted, 4.5 ounces: 6 cents, unchanged. On the Net Postal Rate Commission: http://www.prc.gov U.S. Postal Service: http://www.usps.com POSTAL PAST The Cost of a Letter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/11/met_337855.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
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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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 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
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
Postal leaders ask for help

...delay that increase. He said Monday that the board of governors will consider the timing after the independent Postal Rate Commission finishes considering the request. The rates will be "just enough" and will take place at "just the right time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/09/biz_214385.shtml
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New first-class stamps are forever

...the service says.The Postal Service sought a 2-cent increase in postage rates for 2011, but the independent Postal Rate Commission rejected the request. The post office is appealing the decision.Use of the Internet and the economic downturn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-12-28/new-first-class-stamps-are
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