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The Wall Street Journal reports that the United States Postal Service has taken the first formal step toward cutting out Saturday delivery, asking the independent Postal Regulatory Commission for an opinion on the move, which it says will save $3 billion a year.

No matter what the opinion, the US Congress will have to approve the move in order for it to be implemented.

The USPS reportedly could lose as much as $7 billion this year.
KC's View:
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again.

Nobody under 30 will notice. Nobody under 30 will care.

The USPS is asking the wrong question. The issue isn’t whether or not it should eliminate one or two or even three days of delivery. The question should be, what is the right business model for the 21st century?