May 10, 2008 |
Gas prices are skyrocketing, food is going through the roof. And to add insult to inflationary injury, it will soon cost more to pay your bills. On Monday, almost all postal rates will increase. "We're trying to send out as much as possible before it hits," said Albert Munez, 25, standing in line Thursday at the main post office in Pasadena. At his feet was a large rubber tub stuffed with packages containing vintage Porsche parts that his company sells.
February 14, 2008 |
Consumers apparently still believe a penny saved is a penny earned, as many rushed this week to buy "forever stamps" that will help them avoid a pending one-cent rate hike in first-class postage. The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that the price of mailing a standard letter will rise from 41 cents to 42 cents beginning May 12.
November 10, 2007 |
UPS said it would increase rates for ground, air express and international shipments that originate in the United States by an average 4.9%, effective Dec. 31. United Parcel Service Inc. said the increase for air express and international shipments is based on a 6.9% increase in the base rate, less a 2% reduction in the current fuel surcharge. The increases announced by the Atlanta company appear to be in line with those recently announced by Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2006 |
Riverside County voters have some hefty issues to decide in the November election -- so many that voters will need an extra stamp when mailing their absentee ballots because the envelopes will be so heavy, elections officials said. The six ballot cards that voters will mark together weigh just over an ounce, requiring 63 cents postage to mail the ballot to the county registrar of voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2006
New postal rates go into effect today. First-class stamps increase 2 cents to 39 cents, postcards go up a penny to 24 cents and flat-rate priority mail rises from $3.85 to $4.05. The increase, the first since 2002, is needed to fulfill the requirement in a federal law passed in 2003 that the Postal Service establish a $3.1-billion escrow account, with use of the funds to be determined by Congress at a later date.
April 9, 2003 |
Americans are likely to get a three-year reprieve from higher postal rates. Legislation requiring the U.S. Postal Service to keep stamp prices at current levels until 2006 passed the House and now goes to President Bush for his expected signature. The Senate passed the bill last week. The bill allows the Postal Service to save billions of dollars that would have otherwise gone into pension payments. The price of a first-class stamp rose to 37 cents in June, the fifth increase since 1991.