Price for first-class stamp rises to 49 cents

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Updated: 1/26/2014 11:28 am

WASHINGTON (AP, KRNV & -- It's going to cost you a few pennies more to mail a letter.

The cost of a first-class postage stamp is now 49 cents -- 3 cents more than before.

Regulators approved the price hike in December, and it went into effect on Sunday.

Many people won't feel the increase right away: Forever stamps are good for first-class postage at whatever the future rate.

The last increase for stamps was a year ago, when the cost of sending a letter rose by a penny to 46 cents.

The Postal Service lost $5 billion last year and has been trying to get Congress to let it end Saturday delivery and reduce payments on retiree health benefits.

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taxpaying mom - 1/26/2014 4:18 PM
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Can't even remember the last time I sent something via regular mail. It is too expensive and slow. Pay my bills online, keep in touch via email or text and when I buy gifts I order them online and have them delivered by UPS or fed ex. Or I hand them to people in person.

Kramer - 1/26/2014 3:26 PM
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Y not just use round numbers, ending in 0 or 5? I must fumble for my (more expensive to mint) pennies while U wait in line.

retired51 - 1/26/2014 2:24 PM
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It wouldn't bother me at all if they stopped delivery of mail on Saturday. However I would be opposed to them reducing retiree benefits!! If they were promised those benefits upon retirement then leave it alone! How about reducing retirement benefits on all our congressman!!!

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