Green Light for Revised USPS Standard Mail Flats Rate Rise

U.S. postal regulators have finally approved controversial new Standard Mail Flats prices at the U.S. Postal Service. USPS had suggested the Postal Regulatory Commission was going a little further than its remit when it rejected its original proposals last month, and demanded an above-average price rise for the rate category that includes items like catalogs. Under protest, USPS went away and proposed a fresh rate increase, which yesterday was approved by the regulators. As approved, Standard Mail Flats rates will increase by an average of 2.617 percent as of Jan. 27. This compares to a 2.61 percent increase for Standard

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