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Postal News Roundup

After East Chicago post office blast, FBI investigates if 'any terrorism links' exist
Chicago Tribune “An FBI official said investigators are working to determine ‘if there are any terrorism links’ after an explosion at the East Chicago post office Wednesday evening, but that ‘there is no ongoing public safety concern.’ The FBI confirmed Thursday that one pipe bomb detonated shortly after 6:30 p.m. at the Indiana post office, 901 E. Chicago Ave.”

Harlem Post Office to Relocate But Residents Fear Continued Poor Service
DNA Info “The U.S. Postal Service wants the community to know there will be no change in service when the College Station Post Office at 140th Street relocates two blocks south. That's what residents are afraid of….’If there’s no difference in services then the complaints that the community is expressing to you, why would they be any different at the new site?’ asked Stanley Gleaton, a member of the community board.”

USPS Suspends Deliveries Due To Hurricane Irma
CBS Miami “United States Postal Service has suspended its South Florida operations as Hurricane Irma moves closer to the state. On Thursday, USPS said they were temporarily adjusting all operations at their South Florida post offices until further notice. This includes delivery and retail operations, as well as drop shipment acceptance.”

How Trump’s changes in labor regulations are crushing businesses
Quartz “What might be worse than deregulation? The answer, according to corporate America, is regulatory whiplash, where the government abruptly changes direction so quickly that businesses can’t keep up. Companies have always had to deal with regulatory compliance changes enacted by new government labor laws. But compared to the Obama administration, under Trump, the cost of these labor-regulation changes has increased dramatically and is crushing businesses, especially smaller ones.”