U.S. Postal Service wants to deliver mail 5 days a week, not 6

It probably has to be done, but it feels so wrong: on Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service asked Congress for permission to deliver the mail five days a week instead of six.

Naturally, this all comes down to money. Americans don't have a lot these days, and making matters worse, we're using the postal service less with the advent of email and online bill paying. And then there's the little matter of a postal service study conducted last year, which indicates that by skipping a day, the U.S. Postal Service might save $3.5 billion a year.

Losing a Day of Mail