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Editorial: The Postal Service must be saved, and it can be | Editorial

The U.S. Postal Service is essential to save.

By law, it is required to deliver mail across the United States. It serves more than 157 million addresses, adding about a million per year. That is a public good that no private delivery service would ever try to match. In fact, many delivery businesses, including Amazon, use the U.S. mail for the final leg of delivery, a task that is profitable for the Postal Service.

The USPS delivers prescription medications, bills, marketing materials, publications and, in the news these days, absentee ballot applications and actual ballots. Most invoices, checks and personal mail go first class. While this traditional snail-mail use has dropped in the digital age, nearly 55 billion items were sent first class last year, accounting for a third of postal revenue.

Marketing materials account for nearly a quarter of postal revenue. If delivery becomes unreliable — say a flyer

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Social Security announces new online service for replacement Social Security cards in Alabama

Kylle’ D. McKinney, Special to the Advertiser
Published 9:05 a.m. CT Aug. 28, 2020 | Updated 9:05 a.m. CT Aug. 28, 2020

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The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Alabama available through its my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that residents of Alabama can use the portal for many replacement Social Security number (SSN) card requests. This will allow people to replace their SSN card from the comfort of their home or office.

“We are here to serve the public and this option helps us improve service by offering a safe, secure, and more convenient choice for doing business with us online,” Saul said. “I am pleased to offer Alabama residents the added convenience of replacing a Social Security card through the my Social Security portal.” 

The agency is conducting a

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Could this new virtual shopping service save John Lewis?

Hannah Betts hits the (virtual shops) testing John Lewis's new online personal shopping service
Hannah Betts hits the (virtual shops) testing John Lewis’s new online personal shopping service

I am sitting in my flat in my pyjamas sipping tea while my two new best friends guide me through an Aladdin’s cave via Zoom. “The challenge we set ourselves,” beams one “was to build Hannah’s Dream World, full of your favourite clothes, accessories, make up, perfume, boyfriend styling and décor.”

Behold: an array of jewel-coloured satin dresses, the yellow handbag I have been searching for for years, and the cream lace bra I have been too housebound to seek out. All I have to do is click my fingers – or rather my laptop – and this cornucopia will be chauffeured over. As fantasies go, this is pretty much the dizzy height of them.

Four weeks after the British high-street re-opened, the world and his wife – in particular his wife – do not seem

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UK launches first zero-waste online grocery shopping service

Loop is one of the most ambitious attempts yet to eliminate plastic waste from the household shop. Photo: Loop/PA
Loop is one of the most ambitious attempts yet to eliminate plastic waste from the household shop. Photo: Loop/PA

A zero-waste shopping service is launching to deliver groceries and household essentials in reusable packaging to homes across the UK.

Loop offers 150 products that usually come in single-use plastic packaging from 35 major brands, with more to be added in the future, that are delivered in fully reusable packaging which can be returned, cleaned and refilled through the scheme.

Customers ordering online from the Loop website are charged a deposit fee on each piece of refillable packaging which is fully refundable when the empty item is returned, and the products are then delivered by courier DPD in a reusable container.

Hailed as the “milkman reimagined,” customers can schedule a pick-up of their empty containers from the doorstep — which can be combined with the next delivery — to be cleaned

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Our favorite online photo printing service is having a massive sale

Print out your most cherished photo memories with Shutterfly.
Print out your most cherished photo memories with Shutterfly.

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Whether it’s cooking healthy meals together or just doing lots of puzzles, family time is likely everything to you right now. And while it’s true that the circumstances surrounding it (ahem, quarantine) are less than stellar, there’s no denying that you’re making precious memories with your loved ones. In fact, the experiences you share now might be some of the most significant of your life, so why not get a few frames for the photos you take to memorialize them?

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For a limited time, you can get up to 40% off everything at Shutterfly, including frames, prints, photo books, and more.

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Netflix named the best ‘value for money’ streaming service

Netflix offers more top titles at a relatively low supscription price. Photo: freestocks/Unsplash
Netflix offers more top titles at a relatively low supscription price. Photo: freestocks/Unsplash

Netflix (NFLX) has been named the best value for money streaming service, while Disney+ is best for kids, research suggests.

Online streaming platforms are all currently in high demand, but a new report reveals that not all of them are created equal.

The study by savings site VoucherCodes analysed 270 of the top-rated movie titles and cross-referenced their availability across six popular streaming services to determine a cost per title based on monthly subscription prices.

It found Netflix to be the best value-for-money streaming service, with the most movies and TV shows from the list of 270 top titles — 67. This equates to only £0.09 ($0.11) per title based on a basic package, costing £5.99 per month.

This is less than half the price of the next cheapest cost per title, available on Apple TV+ at

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