“Postal customers can now redeem paychecks in Washington, Baltimore, Falls Church, Va., and the Bronx, for Visa gift cards topping out at $500, an agency spokesperson said. Postal officials expect to expand the pilot into a fuller study with more locations and financial products, such as bill-paying services and ATMs.” WaPo: USPS is trying out a new business, which could transform how millions access cash and pay bills. (This could be huge if it could squeeze out the evil payday lenders. But the hedge funds and private equity firms who back those payday lenders know that. So expect a massive fight and a whole lot of lying.)