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U.S. Postal Service May Cut One Delivery Day

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The U.S. Postal Service may cut one of their six days of mail delivery to offset a net loss of nearly $6 billion this year. The main reason for the profit loss is people are putting less mail in the mailbox by emailing and paying more bills online.     

Each year fewer people send snail mail and pay bills using first class mail, which is cutting the Postal Service's revenue. In 2008 nine billion less pieces of mail were sent than in 2007.  

"It would kind of upset me because if I was expecting something on a Saturday, maybe a check or a bill that I wanted to get paid out of the way then I would be pretty upset," said Daniel Jakubiak, who doesn't like the idea.

Countries like Canada already operate on a five-day delivery schedule, but one problem that could arise is demand for sending mail could fall even more with one less day to send it.  

"If it's going to help and they need to do it you know then I think it's all right," said Vicki Crider, who wouldn't mind.

The federal business has already cut its workforce by 120,000 people. Leaders with the post office say cutting a day of delivery is not the only option. They could cut days in rural areas, and keep the same schedule in high volume urban areas.