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United States Postal Service vehicles sit covered with snow in a parking lot Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Marlborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

The U.S. Postal Service, since privatization, hasn’t been able to run itself profitably as a mail deliverer. So of course it makes sense that it would stray into banking. Checks are delivered by mail, right? It’s a synergy just waiting to happen.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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