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The price of the first-class mail stamp will increase Sunday

 

January 22, 2017



On Sunday, Jan. 22, the cost of mailing a one-ounce first-class letter will return to being 49 cents, up from 47 cents, where it had been since April.

The last increase came in January 2014, according to the U.S. Postal Service, when it went from 47 cents to 49 cents. Then last April, the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the USPS to drop its prices for the first time in 97 years. Postmaster General Megan Brennan protested, saying, “given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction required by the PRC exacerbates our losses.”

So now the price is...



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