Will keep package delivery, a rare bright spot for postal service
(NEWSER) – Our nation's mailboxes will soon begin to gather dust all weekend long: The US Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays in a move expected to save it $2 billion a year. An announcement from the postmaster general will come later today; he's expected to reveal an Aug. 1 start date, reports CBS News. All Saturday service won't come to a screeching halt, however. In a nod to one of the agency's strong points—package delivery has increased 14% since 2010—the USPS will continue to deliver packages six days a week, along with mail-order medicine and priority and express mail.