exigent postal rate increase

More Bad News for Mailing Industry: Senate Committee Advances Postal Reform Act

The bad news for the mailing industry keeps on coming, dimming the prospects that the two-year-old postal rate hike that went into effect days ago will end.

Mailing Industry Appeals to Court to Overturn Postal Rate Hike

Three days before the U.S. Postal Service's rate hike goes into effect, the mailing industry filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.

Post Office Approves Extra Rate Hike on Christmas Eve

As feared, the U.S. Postal Service passed a 4.3 percent exigent rate increase on Christmas Eve, delivering a lump of coal to magazines, newspapers and direct mailers.

Decision on Postal Rate Hike Could Be a Holiday Downer

This year, the Grinch may go postal with an extraordinary rate increase. The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission is expected to decide whether to allow the U.S. Postal Service to raise rates above the annual inflation rate increase on Dec. 22, on the eve of the holidays.

Postal Rate Hikes Disappoint Mailing Industry

Magazines, newspapers and marketing businesses that depend on the U.S. mail suffered a setback in the fight to ward off an exigent rate hike on top of the annual rate that's tied to the consumer price index.

Magazines, Newspapers Brace for Exigent Postal Rate Hike

Magazines, newspapers and direct marketers are girding for the possibility that the U.S. Postal Service will pass an exigent rate increase on top of the annual postal rate that is capped by the consumer price index.