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Price for first-class stamp rises to 49 cents

Created: 01/27/2014 8:41 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

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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