Dead Tree Edition – Postage rates are likely to increase about 1.7% in January as a result of a letter that the Postal Regulatory Commission’s chief lawyer issued today. Postmaster General Jack Potter promised not to increase postage rates during 2010, but postal officials seem eager to bump up rates once the calendar changes over to 2011. The Postal Service only has to give 45 days’ notice before announcing price increases that comply with the rate cap. So it seems likely that USPS will announce increases by mid-November, and perhaps as early as Friday, that take effect in early January.
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