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Will the Daylight Savings Shift Do Us Any Good?

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Next week, by congressional mandate, you will probably stumble out of bed an hour early — possibly, depending on your schedule, before dawn.

It's all in the name of saving energy. At least, that's what we were told.

Congress made daylight-saving time three weeks earlier this year. Proponents argued that the shift would reduce America's energy consumption during that period about 1 percent.

Will it work? Not very likely, say two young economists at the University of California at Berkeley.

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