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Please, Mr. Postman! Saturday Mail Delivery Could End Soon

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Things are so tough at the United States Post Office that not only does it seem certain that Saturday mail delivery will end soon, but the Postmaster General himself fears that in 15 years "we'll be talking about delivering mail three days a week," reports USA Today.

An estimated $8.3 billion loss looms for the USPS for their fiscal year, which ends on September 30th. That computer you're staring at is partly to blame; our increased use of electronic communication hits the USPS right in their...mailbox.

The USPS won't confirm if or when Saturday service will get the axe. How else might your mailing life be affected? The USPS is looking at some 3,600 post office locations to determine if they should be closed down. May we suggest this one, USPS?