Chronic Procrastination On The Rise, Professor Says
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Today's last word in business is: I'll get to it later. Researchers who study procrastination say the affliction is more serious than many realize. A professor at Calgary University says one in every four people now suffer from chronic procrastination. The increase coincides with the introduction of new technologies like e-mail and mobile phones. And the Calgary professor says these devices now cost the nation $70 billion per year.
DEBORAH AMOS, host:
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