Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, also owns The Washington Post, which has aggressively covered the Trump administration.
The order gives the new commission 120 days to report its findings. In this announcement, Trump said the postal service is "on an unsustainable financial path and must be restructured to prevent a taxpayer-funded bailout".
"Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon". For one, the volume of first-class mail it delivers has been declining for years, but USPS is still making a profit on packages.
Amazon is the frequent target of Trump's ire: In the past, he has accused Amazon of harming retailers and having "a huge anti-trust problem". "The Postal Service receives NO tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations", the USPS website says. The Postal Service then delivers the packages to their destinations. But the USPS is still most likely undercharging businesses - not just Amazon - to ship packages.
A White House official said the presidential order was meant to come up with solutions to the problems at the Postal Service. Amazon and the Postal Service signed a five-year deal in 2013 to deliver packages on Sundays, and both entities have declared the arrangement a success.
The federal government will be taking a closer look at the U.S. Postal Service's finances.
The task force will be led by treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin or his designee, according to the order. Credit Suisse estimates this could amount to a hit of $1 billion to $1.8 billion to Amazon's bottom line.
This Gmail Will Self Destruct: Confidential Mode Is Coming
It's not largely useful for users of personal mail , but for businesses who rely on Gmail , this will be a useful feature. Google, if rumors are right, working on enhanced confidential mode , which will allow the recording of the email as well.
At the same time, the Postal Service's package delivery business is growing: The post office's fiscal report for 2017 shows that packages and shipping brought in $19.5 billion in revenue, or 28 percent of the total for the year.
Those gains, however, are not enough to offset declines in its mail business, its "main source of revenue and contribution". Other studies will include the decline in mail volume and its implications for USPS self-financing, the USPS monopoly over letter delivery and mailboxes and the definition of the "universal service obligation" considering changes in technology, e-commerce, marketing practices and customer needs.
The agency is also drowning in "higher than normal" costs of retiree benefits, including pensions and health care.
No new offshore oil and gas exploration
The prime minister made clear that the government would honor existing offshore exploration permits. The industry has said it wants to be consulted before any decision was made.
During his time as their coach, the Knicks gained their sixth-worst record in the National Basketball Association by going 60-104. That doesn't mean it isn't something Knicks fans will harp on until the next coach officially signs on the dotted line.
Colfax 16, Liberty 1 (5) (game 2): Abbie Miller homered and singled and the Bulldogs downed the Lancers in the second game. Kendall Meeks started on the mound for the first time in conference and threw four innings allowing three earned runs.
Update: The Ithaca Police have issued an update to the ongoing investigation into the sexual assault of a woman on March 11. The man was granted conditional bail and appeared at Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday 8 November 2017.
This has the potential to lead to a major ice storm in some areas, with ice accumulations of over 20 millimetres possible. That combined with gusty northeast winds may result in power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.
While his teammate may think they're letting him have the rebounds, Westbrook just thinks he's moving faster than everyone else. He pulled down his 16th rebound with just over nine minutes left in the third quarter and received a standing ovation.
So far, Stanton has three and Judge two. " He's jumping at everything, missing balls by a few feet and not identifying pitches". The 28-year-old has been forced into regular action at the unfamiliar position due to the outfield being decimated by injuries.
City is 13 points clear at the top with six matches to play and could be confirmed as champion this weekend. The two Premier League giants go head-to-head this evening at Wembley in an intriguing clash.
In the Arizona plea, Ferrer acknowledged knowing that a great majority of Backpage.com's ads were for sex services. The most serious of the charges carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, the official added.
Hurricane Harvey , which was a Category 4 storm when it hit Texas in late August, directly killed at least 68 people. They will be replaced by Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel, which will be used in the 2023 hurricane season.
A baby boy has been born in China to a surrogate mother more than four years after the death of his parents in a auto crash. Shen Jie and Liu Xi had been married for two years and chose to go for in vitro fertilization , The Guardian reports .
He also said Russian Federation has not yet gotten the full message about US determination to block aggression from Moscow. Pompeo argued that the challenge posed by Iran was much wider that the nuclear issue alone.
Kevin McCarthy has a road to the House speaker's job
Ryan said he was "encouraged" when Scalise said Thursday morning that McCarthy ought to be the person to replace the speaker. Our sources say that could pull an already divided conference even further apart.
New Instagram tool will let you download your data
NEW FEATURE: Instagram is getting ready to launch Nametags , its own take on QR codes, largely inspired by Snapchat's SnapCodes . Another reason behind this move of Instagram is new law passed by the European Union to regulate the data security.