U.S. Postal Service Q2 Loss Widens To $1.3 billion, While Revenue RisesMay 11, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service reported Friday a second-quarter net loss that widened to $1.34 billion from $562 million a year ago. The controllable loss, which excludes items that are non-recurring and outside of management control, was $656 million vs. a profit of $12 million a year ago. The controllable loss was due primarily by a $236 million increase in retiree health benefit costs, a $364 million rise in compensation expenses and a $155 million increase in transportation expenses.
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