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Post office near default? Losses mount to $5.1B (AP)

WASHINGTON ? The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday it has lost $5.1 billion in the past year, pushing it closer to imminent default on a multibillion-dollar payment and to future bankruptcy as the weak economy and increased Internet use drive down mail volume. The financial losses for the year ended Sept. 30 came despite deep […]

How Small Businesses Should Be Using Direct Mail Marketing …

? By Johann Williamson Direct mail marketing is still a very powerful engine of small business growth. Even the rise of the internet has not displaced it, a fact which may be surprising to many, as it has been predicted time and again that the various electronic media would supplant traditional forms of communication, most […]

Huskies lend insight into mercury risk

Monday, November 21, 2011 Researchers have highlighted the serious health risks associated with the diets of indigenous people by linking the accumulation of mercury in their primary food source to a decrease in the power of antioxidants. Published today, 21 November, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters, the study used Alaskan huskies to […]

Bachmann: Fallon song choice shows sexism, bias (omg!)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ? GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann lashed out Wednesday at NBC for not apologizing or taking immediate disciplinary action for an off-color song played during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night.” In her first comments on the flap, Bachmann said on the Fox News Channel that the Fallon show band […]

Downgrade of France’s credit rating dashes uplifting week for eurozone

Unexpectedly successful bond auctions for Spain and Italy and additional lending from the European Central Bank generated speculation about a turnaround ?? until S&P announced it had downgraded France. A downgrade of France?s triple-A credit rating brings not just a sour note but mild shock waves inside Europe?s financial capitals, coming at the end of […]