Direct Marketing News--The exigent surcharge's expected demise next April is, of course, a good thing for mailers. Even better, the CPI-U (urban consumer price index), which is used to set the percentage of the Postal Service's annual rate increase, was up only 0.1% this June over last June. That sets up a possible scenario in which, come spring of 2016, mailers would see the 4.3% surcharge go away and no higher rate installed—a hallelujah situation if ever there was one. Read more!