U.S. Postal Service to Drop Saturday Mail in August

The move is said to save the struggling agency about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.

The U.S. Postal Service soon will announce the end of Saturday mail delivery, WJBK-TV reported Wednesday morning.

A post office insider said the news is set to be announced at a 10 a.m. Wednesday press conference. 

Saturday mail delivery will end in August. The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually, the report indicated. It's part of a 5-year plan to cut $20 billion, according to The Washington Post

Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays, and mail will continue to be delivered to P.O. Boxes on Saturday, according to the Associated Press.

On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported that Hallmark Cards, Inc. has hired lobbyists who will ask Congress to keep Saturday delivery and consider other cost-saving measures. According to the report, postal workers say the move could result in the loss of 80,000 jobs. 

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