The slow, tortuous death of the U.S. Postal Service continues with news that mail will arrive slower than ever come this spring. (Seriously? There's a way to do that?) Even the old-fashioned luxury of seeing a stamped letter arrive within 24 hours of sending it will become a thing of the past.

The cuts, $3 billion in total, will close half the 500 mail processing centers nationwide. That should hold off the USPS death rattle a little longer, but as for a long-term plan, well, they're toast.

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And not just them! Netflix is toast. Magazines are toast. And you're toast, especially if you were waiting for a check to arrive in time to pay rent. [AP, Photo via AP]