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TODAY’S TOPICS: Oct. 23, 2014

News items from various industry corners that could be of interest to letter carriers:

Do not pass “Go”: Two Sutter County, CA men were sentenced to prison for assaulting a letter carrier in 2013. (Marysville Appeal-Democrat)

Early treat: More details about yesterday’s announcement regarding the annual cost-of-living adjustment for federal retirees. But NARFE notes that medical costs continue to outpace the current COLA calculation. (The Washington Post)

Slow and steady improvement: It's been 14 years since the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits has been this low. (Bloomberg)

More like ‘guidelines’: Even though it’s not even be Halloween yet, the Postal Service is giving customers some mailing and shipping deadlines to help ensure deliveries get made in time for the holidays. Anyone remember, “’Tis the season to mail early”? (KFVS-TV, St. Louis)