Jacob Bogage
Jacob Bogage
Jacob Bogage writes about business and technology for The Washington Post, where he's worked since 2015. He's previously covered the automotive and manufacturing industries and wrote for the Sports section. He has previously reported for the Columbia Missourian, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune, Bethesda Magazine and the Montgomery County Gazette. He is a Maryland native and a graduate of the University of Missouri.Source
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New Orleans power failures could pose more dangers than the hurricane itself, aid workers warn

New Orleans power failures could pose more dangers than the hurricane itself, aid workers warn

Today at Today at Steps to restore power to more than 1 million households in Louisiana and Mississippi are at least three days away for most customers, federal energy officials said Tuesday, as regional electric providers struggle to tally the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida.Even after authorities assess the damage to the Gulf Coast’s power grid, restoring service to the hardest hit areas could take as much as three weeks, utility company executives warned.Pockets of the region have shown signs of a quicker recovery. Entergy, the utility hit hardest by the storm in both states, said...

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Meet Biden’s Postal Service nominees, who could add pressure on Louis DeJoy - The Boston Globe

Meet Biden’s Postal Service nominees, who could add pressure on Louis DeJoy - The Boston Globe

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Apr 21
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Essential, invisible: Covid has 200,000 merchant sailors stuck at sea

Essential, invisible: Covid has 200,000 merchant sailors stuck at sea

Business Global trade depends on maritime workers, but the pandemic has thrust them into ‘humanitarian and economic crisis’ Global trade depends on maritime workers, but the pandemic has thrust them into ‘humanitarian and economic crisis’ Cargo ships are backlogged in San Francisco Bay on March 26, 2021, while waiting to enter the Port of Oakland. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Brian Mossman says he has read “Moby Dick” nearly 200 times. The 61-year-old captain of the container ship says he revisits the Melville classic nearly every voyage, because each time reveals something new...

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Democrats introduce ‘DeJoy Act’ in opening salvo against USPS leader’s mail-slowing plan - The Boston Globe

Democrats introduce ‘DeJoy Act’ in opening salvo against USPS leader’s mail-slowing plan - The Boston Globe

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Mar 26
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USPS chief DeJoy cuts post office hours, lengthens delivery times in new 10-year plan

USPS chief DeJoy cuts post office hours, lengthens delivery times in new 10-year plan

ADPostmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday unveiled the largest rollback of consumer mail services in a generation, part of a 10-year plan that includes longer first-class delivery windows, reduced post office hours and higher postage prices.DeJoy presented his long-awaited strategic vision for the U.S. Postal Service during a Tuesday webinar. Portions of the initiative already made public have raised alarms from postal advocates, who say they could further erode agency performance. Mailing industry officials warn that substantial service cuts could drive away business and worsen its...

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s new plan for USPS: Slower mail and higher prices, sources say

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s new plan for USPS: Slower mail and higher prices, sources say

WASHINGTON - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is preparing to put all first-class mail onto a single delivery track, according to two people briefed on his strategic plan for the U.S. Postal Service, a move that would mean slower and more costly delivery for both consumers and commercial mailers. DeJoy, with the backing of the agency’s bipartisan but Trump-appointed governing board, has discussed plans to eliminate a tier of first-class mail — letters, bills and other envelope-sized correspondence sent to a local address — designated for delivery in two days. Instead, all first-class mail...

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Postmaster general’s new plan for USPS is said to include slower mail and higher prices

Postmaster general’s new plan for USPS is said to include slower mail and higher prices

ADPostmaster General Louis DeJoy is preparing to put all first-class mail onto a single delivery track, according to two people briefed on his strategic plan for the U.S. Postal Service, a move that would mean slower and more costly delivery for both consumers and commercial mailers.DeJoy, with the backing of the agency’s bipartisan but Trump-appointed governing board, has discussed plans to eliminate a tier of first-class mail — letters, bills and other envelope-sized correspondence sent to a local address — designated for delivery in two days. Instead, all first-class mail would be lumped...

Feb 12
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What Biden and the Democrats have planned for the USPS

What Biden and the Democrats have planned for the USPS

The nation’s mail service is slower and more erratic than it’s been in generations, via the confluence of an abrupt reorganization and pandemic-era anomalies that has fueled demands for reform and fundamentally different ideas on how to achieve it.On one side is Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who, with the backing of the U.S. Postal Service’s governing board, is expected as soon as next week to outline a new vision for the agency, one that includes more service cuts, higher and region-specific pricing, and lower delivery expectations.But congressional Democrats are pressing President Biden...

Feb 6
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Biden administration revives effort to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

Biden administration revives effort to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

ADThe $20 bill is getting a new — but familiar — face.The Biden administration will resume the process to replace President Andrew Jackson’s face on the note with famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during her Monday news briefing. A Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed the change.Tubman will become the first Black person on the face of American paper currency and the first woman in generations; Martha Washington appeared on a $1 bill in the 1890s, and Pocahontas was in a group picture on the $20 bill in the 1860s, .“The Treasury...

Jan 25
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Postal worker admits fabricating allegations of ballot tampering, officials say

Postal worker admits fabricating allegations of ballot tampering, officials say

A Pennsylvania postal worker whose claims have been cited by top Republicans as potential evidence of widespread voting irregularities admitted to U.S. Postal Service investigators that he fabricated the allegations, according to three officials briefed on the investigation and a statement from a House congressional committee.Richard Hopkins’s claim that a postmaster in Erie, Pa., instructed postal workers to backdate ballots mailed after Election Day was cited by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) in a letter to the Justice Department calling for a federal investigation. Attorney General...

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