USPS package revenues up 2.8% in 2005

In 2005, revenue from first-class mail like cards and letters, which still made up more than half the USPS total sales of $66.6 bln, dropped nearly 1% from 2004. But revenue from packages helped make up for much of that drop, rising 2.8%, to $8.6 bln, as it handled nearly 3 bln packages, The New York Times reports.