U.S. Postal Service anticipates busy holiday season - Tucson News Now

U.S. Postal Service anticipates busy holiday season

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Later this morning, the Postmaster General, Patrick Donahoe will be holding a press conference.  He will be letting people know what the U.S. Postal Service is expecting for the holiday season.

The 2012 holiday season is expected to be a very busy season in Tucson and for every post office across the country.

Residents will learn more later today after the Postmaster General gives his press conference, but the USPS has already said he will likely be talking about record-breaking numbers this holiday season as the amount of mail that will be shipped is concerned.

Here are a few examples of numbers – between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve the Postal Service will process nearly 600 million pieces of mail each day, it will make 2.5 billion holiday stamps, and it will deliver 15 billion pieces of mail and packages worldwide. 

All this looks like it could translate into good economic news as well, it means the Post Office that has been struggling will get a boost, and it also means that people are buying and obviously sending things. 

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