Price for first-class stamp rises to 49 cents

It’s going to cost you a few pennies more to mail a letter. The cost of a first-class postage stamp is now 49 cents — 3 cents more than before. Regulators approved the price hike in December, and it went into effect on Sunday. Many people won’t feel the increase right away: Forever stamps are good for first-class postage at whatever the future rate.The last increase for stamps was a year ago, when the cost of sending a letter rose by a penny to 46 cents.

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Eric Write head editor and chief at The Pluto Daily