The cost of mailing a letter is about to increase

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WASHINGTON - Starting Sunday, you'll pay three cents more to mail a letter. That's as the postal service continues to bleed financially, no thanks to Congress.

The mega spending bill the House and Senate just passed forces the U.S. Postal Service to continue costly Saturday delivery.

Lawmakers have blocked the closure of underutilized post offices in their districts.

Congress is also requiring the postal service make retirement payments out of its own coffers.