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      USPS increases prices to bring in $2 billion

      The United States Postal Services announced an increase in mailing and stamp prices for 2014. / File


      The United States Postal Services announced an increase in mailing and stamp prices for 2014.

      The changes are projected to bring in $2 billion in revenue and include the following: a $.03 increase for letters, $.01 increase for post cards and international mailing is a $1.15 per ounce.

      Stamp prices are increasing as well with their average rate of 4.2 percent, an annual tradition since 1971.

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