US Postal Service Reports $2B Loss in Third Quarter

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Postal Service is losing even more money.

Despite seeing increased revenue across all products, the USPS on Monday reported a $2 billion loss in the quarter ending June 30 -- a significant increase from a $740 million loss this time last year.

In fact, over the last 23 quarters, the agency has reported a loss in every single quarter but two. The two exceptions were because Congress rescheduled retiree payments.

The Postal Service has seen decreasing volumes for a number of years and faces growing operational expenses as well as increased consumer preference for private shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS.


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