2 Utah post offices on possible closure list

2 Utah post offices on possible closure list

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Utah post offices are among 700 potential candidates for closure as the Postal Service faces financial losses.

In a list of 700 post offices sent to the independent Postal Regulatory Commission for review, one post office in Salt Lake City and one in Ogden are included.

The post office has been struggling with a sharp decline in mail volume as people and businesses switch to e-mail both for personal contact and bill paying. The agency is facing a nearly $7 billion potential loss this fiscal year, despite a 2-cent increase in the price of stamps in May, cuts in staff and removal of collection boxes.

The Ogden post office is identified on the list as Ogden Town Station. The Salt Lake City post office is listed as SLC AMC, which stands for airport mail center.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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