USPS to end Saturday delivery (except for packages)

According to the Associated Press, today’s big announcement from USPS Headquarters, scheduled for 10 AM EST, will be the end of six day mail delivery:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week.

In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually. It was not immediately clear how the service could eliminate Saturday mail without congressional approval.

Read more: Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs.

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