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2009-03-31 16:05:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST) has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% of Argus Health Systems, Inc. ("Argus"). Argus is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of DST. The information and comments in this press release may include forward-looking statements respecting DST and its businesses. Such information and comments are based on DST's views as of today, and actual actions or results could differ. There could be a number of factors,...

2009-03-06 22:50:46

A U.S. doctor says springing forward through daylight saving time takes only one hour, but for some the time change packs a punch. Sleep specialist J. Todd Arnedt of the University of Michigan says losing just that one hour of sleep has been linked to mood changes, work performance issues and driving accidents. New research, he adds, has also linked a higher rate of heart attacks to daylight saving time, which may be related to the associated sleep deprivation. The time change can affect...

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2009-03-05 23:30:00

A U.S. doctor predicts school children may miss some of the 9-11 hours sleep needed daily after daylight saving time begins this weekend. It sounds good, but it is really hard on children, Dr. Richard Castriotta of the University of Texas Medical School in Houston says in a statement. The time change is even hard on parents -- moms and dads will have to wake up children while it is still dark outside, plus, they will have to try and get their children to go to sleep when the sun is still up....

2009-03-04 17:09:00

RIVERWOODS, Ill., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Straight time or overtime? That can be the question when clocks are set forward one hour this weekend, notes CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business and a leading provider of human resources information and software (hr.cch.com). The arrival of daylight saving time requires clocks to be moved forward one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Shift workers who are on duty at that time and who normally work an eight-hour shift will actually...

2009-03-02 07:10:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It may only be a single hour of lost time, but "springing forward" for Daylight Saving Time can pack a punch for some people. Many experience sleepiness, mood changes and sleep disturbances as they attempt to adjust to the time change. "The time change can affect people in a variety of ways; for some individuals there are minimal effects and for others they are much more long lasting," explains University of Michigan sleep specialist J....

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2008-10-30 15:55:00

New research shows that turning back the clock one hour for daylight savings time may actually be good for your heart.  The Swedish study found that while adjusting clocks forward one hour during spring increases the risk of myocardial infarction in the following week, setting them back during fall reduces the risk, albeit to a lesser extent. The researchers examined records dating back to 1987 and found that the number of heart attacks went down on the Monday after clocks were turned...

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2007-03-09 11:05:00

Normally the switch to daylight-saving time isn't a big deal, but this Sunday, Jeff Ronner has to put people on the case. Ronner is a San Francisco-area field services manager for technology outsourcer Perot Systems Corp. (PER), and he handles computer systems for a big Perot client, Catholic Healthcare West. This week he was putting final touches on his plan to make certain that Catholic HealthCare's voicemail systems and other networks recognize daylight time. Those computers, like those of...

2006-03-06 05:57:05

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will permanently move its clocks back by half an hour in April, a senior official said on Monday, putting the island five and a half hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in line with neighbor India. The director of the policy research and information unit at the Sri Lanka's president's office, Lucien Rajakarunanayake, said the decision came after parents complained that it was still dark when children left for school in the mornings. "It is the...

2005-07-21 16:37:44

By Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beginning in 2007, Americans may spring forward sooner and fall back later if a plan to expand U.S. daylight-saving time approved by House and Senate negotiators on Thursday becomes law. Negotiators agreed to move the start of daylight-saving time in the United States from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March. The end of daylight time would be extended by one week to the first Sunday in November. Daylight-saving...

2005-07-19 13:16:57

Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A joint Senate-House committee working out the details of a broad U.S. energy bill voted on Tuesday to expand U.S. daylight-saving time by two months to help reduce energy consumption. Negotiators from both chambers are racing against the clock to put a final energy package on President Bush's desk by a self-imposed deadline of Aug. 1. Among the conflicts to be resolved is the cost of energy production tax breaks, which totaled $8...


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