It seems like a straightforward question: Is the U.S. Postal Service making or losing money on its package delivery contract with Amazon — you know, the one President Trump can’t stop tweeting about? To answer it, all you need to do is start with the Postal Service’s revenues from Amazon, subtract all the expenses associated with delivering the Amazon packages and — voila! — you either get a positive number (a profit) or a negative one (a loss). Accounting 101.
"Is the Post Office Making or Losing Money Delivering Amazon Packages?" is from the April 04, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Pearlstein and narrated by Sam Scholl.