The Motley Fool--With the Postal Service just missing a $5.5 billion payment for employee benefits and reducing hours at 13,000 rural facilities across the United States with more office shutdowns inevitable, private sector competitors such as FedEd (NYSE: FDX), C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ: CHRW), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Western Union (NYSE: WU) and United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) look very appealing as long term investments. While slowing global growth is weighing on each, the future will have the share prices heading much higher for a variety of factors. Read more!