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Emergency Postage Rate Hike Approved

On Tuesday last week, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the U.S. Postal Service’s full 4.3 percent request for an exigent (emergency) rate hike on Standard Mail, effective Jan. 28.
Rates will go up 5.9 percent with the regular CPI-based increase of 1.6 percent added in.
Stamps for first-class letters will go up three cents to 49 cents on Jan. 26, while bulk mail and periodicals will go up 6 percent.