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Cost-cutting measures push back mail delivery times

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Mail after dark is becoming the new arrival time for packages and letters in some big cities across the country.

Mail is supposed to be in your box before 5:00 p.m., but cost-cutting measures are pushing back delivery times.

A new report by the U.S. Postal Service finds mail carriers are now delivering in the evening two days a week or more.

Nationwide, mail in cities was delivered late about 38 percent of the time last year, compared to 25 percent in 2011.

The Post Office Inspector General says a shrinking workforce is the reason.

U.S. | World News

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