What You Missed: Postal Service Tweaks, CES 2017, and More
In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute.
The U.S. Postal Service announced that it will no longer be offering its services at Staples, a pilot program started in 2013 to help the USPS reduce costs and increase revenue.
The move follows a three-year battle by the postal service union, which claims that the partnership replaced union jobs. The union called off a boycott campaign that it had been mounting against the office supply chain.
Staples will continue to offer shipping services through UPS.
Charles Manson Hospitalized
Eighty-two-year-old serial killer Charles Manson was moved from California's Corcoran State Prison to a hospital with an undisclosed illness.
Manson was convicted of orchestrating the 1969 murders of seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time.
The International Consumer Electronics Show gives people a glimpse into what tech to expect in the coming year. A few years ago: tablets. Last year: VR and car tech. This year, it seems, companies are going back to what they know best, and improving the tech in a big (BIG) way.
Credit Where Credit’s Due
A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigation has found that Equifax and TransUnion, two credit-reporting agencies, misrepresented the scores that they provided to consumers. The investigation also revealed problems with how the agencies advertised products.