First-class postage rises to 44 cents-WEB ONLY

The price of a first-class postage stamp climbed 2 cents today, to 44 cents, and several other postal rates also rose. It’s the third straight year rates have gone up. Other increases that went into effect today: Postcard stamps rose 1 cent, to 28 cents; the first ounce of a large envelope rose 5 cents, to 88 cents; and the first ounce of a parcel increased 5 cents, to $1.22.

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