Americans Waking Earlier in the Day
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And when the clock is moved ahead next weekend, a lot of people will find themselves getting up in the dark. But then, more Americans seem to be getting up before dawn, anyway.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
The Wall Street Journal reports a number of indicators: a major East Coast utility has had its biggest spike in usage between the hours of five and seven in the morning. A supplier of water for 13 states, Aqua America, reports that its customers are up and flushing earlier.
MONTAGNE: Businesses are responding to the trend. Staples is now opening many of its office supply stores at seven instead of eight, and both CNN and CNBC have gotten the news--both networks have moved their morning shows an hour earlier.
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MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.
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