US banks closed for Columbus Day?

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  1. PS Nystrom

    PS Nystrom Second Unit

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    Just wondering, checked online but it was no help so I figured at least one person here would work at a major bank. I'm hoping for a transaction to clear today is why I ask. Thanks,

    Pieter
     
  2. Malcolm R

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    As far as I know, all banks were closed on Monday as well as the US Postal Service. Most of the rest of us in the real world had to work like any other day. [​IMG]
     
  3. ThomasC

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    oh c'mon, cut the postal service some slack...they don't get saturdays off. banks, on the other hand...they usually aren't open enough.

    and yes, the banks did have a holiday yesterday, i'm sure of it. it was accounting career day, and there was a guy from national city in my accounting class. my prof said it was a bank holiday.
     
  4. Joel Mack

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    My bank (Wells Fargo) had signs up saying they'd be open on Columbus Day, but I didn't stop by to check...
     
  5. Jay H

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    Kind of late, but I heard on the radio and morning TV around NYC, that banks have the option of opening and the post office is closed except for express mail. The banks could be different in your area, but I think the USPS would be a nationwide policy.

    Jay
     
  6. Eric Kahn

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    Post office was closed, UNLESS you work at a distribution center then it was business as usual with a slightly reduced staff
    Express mail is delivered 7 days a week, all year, you just pay extra for holidays and sunday
     
  7. Ricky Hustle

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    I think that Columbus day is a bogus holiday. All Columbus did was "discover" a continent that had been there for millions of years and that had already been "found" by native Americans. Big deal. [​IMG]
    I have my own company and do not work holidays. However, yesterday I was here at the office, business as usual.
    I'm Italian, btw, so there is no ethnic bias here!
     

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