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USPS Rate Comparison 2017 – 2018

In an order issued on November 9th, the Postal Regulatory Commission(PRC) approved the Postal Service’s proposed prices for market-dominant products. In its 63-page decision, the PRC found that the proposed rates do not violate the price cap and that the workshare discounts meet statutory requirements; proposed classification changes also were approved.

Earlier the commission also approved USPS price changes for competitive products.

As a result, the price changes announced last month by the USPS will be implemented as planned on January 21, 2018.  Below is a price comparison chart for Marketing Mail Rates.  For a downloadable PDF of the January Marketing Mail Rates, click here.

$1 trillion in credit card debt

American consumers have the highest amount of revolving credit debt in U.S. history.  As of June, Americans had $1.021 trillion in outstanding revolving credit, according to data from the Federal Reserve. Of the $1.021 trillion in outstanding revolving credit, $1 trillion is credit card debt. Prior to June, the record for outstanding revolving credit was $1.020 trillion, set in April of 2008.