|Snail Postage Goes up to 39 Cents on January 8, 2006|
|Associated Press News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 12:30:03 -0600
The cost of mailing a letter will increase to 39 cents on Jan. 8.|
The Postal Service's board of governors approved the two-cent increase
The cost of mailing a postcard will increase a penny, to 24 cents, as
The increase fulfills a requirement, passed by Congress in 2003, that
The Postal Service has more than $69 billion in annual revenue.
Other rate changes include:
_First-class letter, one ounce, up 2 cents to 39 cents.
_First-class letter, two ounces, up 3 cents to 63 cents.
_Post card up 1 cent to 24 cents.
_Priority Mail, one pound, up 20 cents to $4.05.
_Express Mail, 8 ounces, up 75 cents to $14.40.
_Express Mail, 2 pounds, up 95 cents to $18.80.
_Certified mail up 10 cents to $2.40.
_Delivery confirmation (priority) up 5 cents to 50 cents.
_Delivery confirmation (first-class parcels) up 5 cents to 60 cents.
_Return receipt (original signature) up 10 cents to $1.85.
_Return receipt (electronic) up 5 cents to $1.35.
_Money orders up 5 cents to 95 cents.
On the Net:
U.S. Postal Service: http://www.usps.com
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