Postal regulators in the United States have given the green light to Postal Service price changes planned to take effect from 26 April, 2015.
The American Postal Workers Union has begun contract negotiations with the US Postal Service for the first time in four and a half years.
Mail services giant Pitney Bowes has merged the roles of chief operating officer and chief financial officer, with CFO Michael Monahan taking the job.
The US Postal Service is still in a "deep financial hole" despite achieving record volumes during its peak season.
UPS has announced plans to add extra surcharges to residential package prices to help it deal with the extra costs of handling huge volumes during the festive period.
FedEx Corp has completed the acquisition of American product returns specialist GENCO.
The new US Postmaster General has pledged to "invest in the future of the Postal Service" as the pace of change accelerates in the delivery business.
Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. Although traditionally known for providing quality business communications products, particularly franking machines, these products only represent a small proportion of the products and services Pitney Bowes offers to its customers.