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Post Office To Streamline Closing Process

WASHINGTON (AP) - The financially strapped Postal Service wants to streamline the process of closing local offices.

Postal vice president Dean Granholm said Thursday that as many as 3,000 offices across the country may have their continued operations reviewed. But he stressed that doesn't mean that all of those will close.

In his words: "We still need to make good business decisions." The post office lost $8.5 billion last year and continues to face red ink. It has been looking for ways to cut costs including a
separate proposal to eliminate delivery on Saturdays and recently announced plans to cut 7,500 employees. Over the last two years it has eliminated 105,000 full-time positions.
      

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