Archive for February, 2009

In Defense of the Post Office: The Case for Nationalization

The stock market closed around 8,000 points today, matching its 1998 and 2003 levels. The roller coaster rides between 1998—2003 and 2003—2008 have been fun and profitable for some, but for many a legitimate question is whether they would rather have not gone on the ride at all? In class last week, it was suggested […]

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WHY DO COMPANIES ASK FOR YOUR UPS ADDRESS

When we began providing printing services for our customers (in order to provide full publishing services), little did we realize that so many people – especially beginners – would get so upset and negligent in providing us with a simple UPS address to ship them. Therefore, I hope this report helps. UPS is short for […]

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USPS OKs two-way postage for reusable envelopes

The US Postal Service has approved the first two-way postage indicia for mailers using reusable envelopes. EcoEnvelopes, a designer of reusable envelopes, was authorized by the USPS to make the envelopes, for which mailers using approved reusable envelopes can use one printed indicia – markings showing that postage has been paid – for both outgoing […]

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Netflix might start weekend distribution

Company plans unchanged by postal-service request to stop Saturday deliveries Netflix might start keeping some of its distribution centers open on weekends in an effort to better fulfill subscriber requests for early-week delivery despite a request by the U.S. Postal Service for Congress to allow it to stop Saturday deliveries in order to stem losses. […]

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After DHL … Can the post office fill the void?

As one player whiffs in the United States, another waits to bat. When DHL pushed into the U.S. parcel market in 2003, its splashy ad campaign sent a clear message to the marketplace: The days of the duopoly enjoyed by FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. were over. More than five years and billions of dollars […]

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Netflix might start weekend distribution

Company plans unchanged by postal-service request to stop Saturday deliveries Netflix might start keeping some of its distribution centers open on weekends in an effort to better fulfill subscriber requests for early-week delivery despite a request by the U.S. Postal Service for Congress to allow it to stop Saturday deliveries in order to stem losses. […]

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When Is That Notice of Appeal Due? Hmm, Hard to Say

understand there is one thing California has in common with many jurisdictions: the rule on when notice may be given of an appeal is strict and pretty inflexible. Under California Rules of Court Rule 8.104, the Court of Appeal lacks jurisdiction to hear an appeal unless notice of the appeal is filed the earlier of: […]

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NM man arrested in mailing of ‘white powder’ letters, U.S. attorney in Dallas says

Federal officials on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 47-year-old New Mexico man in connection with the mailing of threatening letters that contained an unidentified white powder to financial institutions last fall. Richard Leon Goyette, also known as Michael Jurek, was arrested Monday at the Albuquerque, N.M., airport just before he was to board a […]

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On Marketing, Real Estate, and Technology

Conservative? Us? Lawyers — probably the most risk-averse group of human beings on the planet by training, vocation, and personality — are starting to embrace social media and web marketing principles. There are some rather interesting lessons from that world for real estate. For example, this article from Lawyers USA (h/t What about Clients?) titled, […]

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The Postal Service and those red envelopes

The U.S. Postal Service might cut out one day of service a week because it’s going bankrupt. I really wouldn’t care . . . except for Netflix. It’s not like I watch a movie every night, but when I do want to watch the next flick in my queue I don’t want to wait four […]

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