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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump watches as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He speaks to U.S. Trade representative Robert Lighthizer, right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising hopes among investors. But China's own state media are trying to temper expectations, while companies express frustration about the halting pace of market opening. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 15, 2019 - 6:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising investor hopes. But Beijing is trying to temper expectations, while companies express frustration over the halting pace of market-opening. The China Daily, an English-...
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October 15, 2019 - 3:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Fees paid by China to the United States and other countries to deliver packages will nearly triple through 2025 under an agreement by the global postal union following complaints by Washington, the Chinese post office said Tuesday. Payments will rise 27% next year and by 164% in...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, U.S. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro speaks during a television interview at the White House, in Washington, U.S.A. The U.S. is threatening to pull the United States out of the 145-year-old Universal Postal Union, as Navarro said they opposes options being considered that would maintain the current limits. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 24, 2019 - 1:55 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a showdown Tuesday at a Universal Postal Union meeting, countries rejected the Trump administration's favored approach to an international mail problem that is making the U.S. consider leaving the 145-year-old body. The meeting in Geneva this week is shaping up as a test of the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Pratt Industries, Sunday, Sept 22, 2019, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2019 - 6:13 am
GENEVA (AP) — The effects of President Donald Trump's standoff with China could soon be coming to a post office near you — and higher shipping rates for some types of mail are the likely outcome. The Trump administration is threatening to pull the United States out of the 145-year-old Universal...
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FILE- In this file photo taken March 28, 2018, the Facebook logo is shown on a sign at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. A Facebook mail processing warehouse in Menlo Park was evacuated Monday, July 1, 2019, after a bag of mail tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, but there were no reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 01, 2019 - 6:01 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they conducted additional testing. Four buildings were evacuated and three have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, Mitch Hungerpiller of Birmingham, Ala., who invented a computerized system to automate the processing of returned mail, poses for a photo outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is siding with an Alabama company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute. The justices said Monday, June 10, that the government can't use a 2011 law to challenge a patent held by Birmingham-based Return Mail. The dispute involves a patent Return Mail got for a system that processes mail that gets returned as undeliverable. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 10, 2019 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute. The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That's the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a system that uses barcodes,...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, photo, a FedEx driver returns to his truck in downtown Pittsburgh. FedEx plans to deliver packages seven days a week starting next January 2020 as it tries to keep up with the continuing boom in online shopping. The Memphis, Tennessee-based company announced the moves Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 30, 2019 - 4:20 pm
FedEx plans to deliver packages seven days a week starting next January as it tries to keep up with the continuing boom in online shopping. The company is also taking back nearly 2 million daily deliveries to homes that are currently handled by the post office in a move it says will increase the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, a voter in Lake Oswego, Ore., places her ballot in a designated drop box outside City Hall. Days before last November's elections, members of a political action committee in Oregon went door-to-door in Portland and its suburbs and collected filled-in ballots from voters, saying they'd mail them in. But about 100 of those ballots were mailed late and not counted. The group was fined by the secretary of state (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
March 07, 2019 - 6:23 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Days before last November's elections, members of a political action committee in Oregon went door-to-door in Portland and its suburbs and collected filled-in ballots from voters, saying they would send them in. But the committee delivered about 100 of those ballots to an...
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File-This Feb. 6, 2019, file photo shows Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaking with reporters outside the White House, in Washington. Mnuchin has informed Congress that he will stop making payments into two government retirement funds now that the debt limit has gone back into effect. In a letter Monday, March 4, 2019, to congressional leaders, Mnuchin said that he would stop making investments into a civil service retirement fund and a postal service retirement fund. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
March 04, 2019 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed Congress on Monday that he will stop making payments into two government retirement funds now that the debt limit has gone back into effect. In a letter to congressional leaders, Mnuchin said that he would stop making investments into a...
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Mitch Hungerpiller of Birmingham, Ala., who invented a computerized system to automate the processing of returned mail, visits the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 14, 2019, where his decade-long fight with the post office over patent infringement will be heard. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 17, 2019 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than...
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