Waiting urgently for a check or other piece of mail to arrive? Don't expect it over the weekend, now that U.S. Postal Service is stopping delivering mail on Saturdays.
AP reports the the cut, beginning in August, will mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually. With email and other forms of digital communication having long supplanted old-school mail, it's an idea that's been bandied about for years.
It's actually surprising the move took as long as it did. Maine's congressional delegation had long raised concern about such a move, since paper mills are such a heavy industry in the Pine Tree State.
But the move isn't all bad. The post office will continue delivering packages six days a week. In fact, the move accentuates one of the agency's strong points - package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010.
Via AP, and Politix analysis.