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Post office had $1.9 billion second quarter loss

WASHINGTON — The US Postal Service said Friday it lost $1.9 billion over the last three months and warned that losses would continue to mount without help from Congress.

The loss for the financial quarter ending March 31 was narrower than a $3.2 billion loss for the same period last year, thanks to slightly higher revenues and lower payments to health benefits for workers who will retire in the future.

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