There is some good news and some bad news in this story. First, the good news. New England's power grid operator says wholesale electricity prices dropped by nearly 23 % regionally last year. 23%! Electricity prices are now at their lowest levels since 2003.
Stamps are going up another cent. Yes a penny, just one red cent. Once again, and it seems every year, the price of a regular stamp goes up a cent maybe two if the United States Postal Service (USPS) is in a big need.