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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:32 pm

The U.S. Postal Service has backed off its plan to eliminate most deliveries of mail on Saturdays — at least for now. The Postal Service’s board of governors was critical of Congress in announcing the dropping of plans to curb Saturday deliveries in what it called a cost-saving measure.

Members of Congress listened to concerns expressed by many organizations, businesses, the postal workers and mailers who depend on Saturday mail deliveries. Among the groups opposing the curtailment of service was the National Newspaper Association (NNA), which lobbied vigorously against the Postal Service plan, and said the cost-saving figure of $2 billion was not accurate.

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