The Postal Rate Commission on Nov. 13 reduced by a third to half the magazine rate hikes sought by the U.S. Postal Service but direct marketers got much less relief from rate hikes and catalog marketers saw some rates for sending catalogs through the mail increase from what the Postal Service had recommended. The changes are all expected to take effect early next year. For big consumer magazines, the news was good, if expected.
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