West Virginia ramp farmer looking for successor

Business 04/13/19, 08:01

Glen Facemire, owner of what may be the world's only ramp farm and West Virginia's top promoter, educator and product developer of the aromatic, early spring herb, is planning to hang up his ramp hoe."I will be passing my ramp farm business on to someone else, hopefully a person or ...

Mnuchin announces halt in payments into 2 retirement funds

Business 03/04/19, 18:38

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed Congress on Monday that he will stop making payments into two government retirement funds now that the debt limit has gone back into effect.In a letter to congressional leaders, Mnuchin said that he would stop making investments into a civil service retirement fund and a ...

Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

Business 02/17/19, 08:22

Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters.But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong fight with the U.S. Postal ...

Trump task force recommends ways to boost Postal Service

Business 12/04/18, 17:59

A task force created by President Donald Trump to evaluate ways to stem billions of dollars in losses at the U.S. Postal Service suggested a range of options Tuesday, including proposals that could significantly boost the cost of sending non-essential mail. The report recommended that the Postal Service develop a new ...

Pipe bomb scare raises new questions about mail safety

U.S. 10/25/18, 16:31

The wave of pipe bombs addressed to prominent Democrats has raised fresh questions about the ability of the U.S. Postal Service and private delivery companies to intercept explosives and other dangerous items. Biohazard detection, X-rays and other technologies have had some notable successes in recent years, but officials warn that the ...

Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling

Sports 10/24/18, 21:29

Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court ...

China ‘regrets’ US leaving postal union amid trade dispute

Business 10/18/18, 01:40

China on Thursday criticized Washington's decision to leave the United Nations treaty that regulates international postage, amid a worsening trade dispute between the world's top two economies.Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the move should not be linked to China, despite arguments that the arrangement especially benefits Chinese manufacturers by ...

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