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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Postal Rate Hike

WASHINGTON ) -- Beginning in January it will cost 32 cents to mail a letter within the United States, under a recommendation Wednesday by the Postal Rate Commission which has been considering the post office's request to raise the rate since last March.

The commission also recommended that the price of sending a post card jump from 19 cents to 20 cents, 1 cent less than the Post Office had requested.

The rate commission's decision could take effect as soon as Jan. 1.