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No more U.S. Postal Service deliveries on Saturdays

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

A multi-billion dollar budget crunch may be able to stop the U.S. Postal Service where snow, rain and gloom of night could not.

The Postmaster General announced on Wednesday that the service would stop Saturday mail delivery, starting in August.

The Postal Service lost almost $16 billion in 2012 and the five-day week could mean a savings of $2 billion.

While a number of people say they'll miss Saturday delivery, others say the decision is overdue.

"They should run themselves like a business and they've got to, somehow, operate to profitability. So we're gonna see services cut," says postal customer Bo Sasnett.

While first class delivery will be cut and packages will still be processed on Saturdays, the move could face a challenge from a Congress which has resisted trimming any services.

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