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About 40 percent of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep a night.


Jul 24, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at irregular sleep schedules, the economic effects of monsoon weather on India and a 'sleeping sickness' in Kazakhstan.
Posted In: sleep, mystery, weather
President's day was once celebrated through bicycle races and bicycle sales.

PODCAST: Improving infrastructure with bikes

Jul 23, 2015
An unemployment low, a healthcare merger, and a bike app that improves infrastructure.
A still from footage of Sandra Bland's arrest.

Police cams center of story, again, in Sandra Bland case

Jul 22, 2015
Dashcam footage released Tuesday shows the arrest of the 28-year-old woman who was found dead three days later in her jail cell.
Posted In: death, police, Sandra Bland

PODCAST: Banking in Cuba

Jul 22, 2015
U.S. and Cuban finances, and a database that helps transgender people find understanding care.

PODCAST: A boom in hotel building

Jul 21, 2015
New bank regulations, Apple earnings, and a new hotel boom.
Many restaurants prohibit adults from ordering off items from the kid's menu.

Why can’t adults order off the kids’ menu?

Jul 20, 2015
Big people with little appetites: you can't always get what you want.
Posted In: restaurants, kids, adult, Food, menu

PODCAST: Fast-tracking doctors

Jul 20, 2015
Gold prices tumble, and doctors get out of school early.
The bar at Roots Handmade Pizza in Chicago, where many of the patrons are sports fans who come to watch a game.

Chicago raises a glass to the end of a happy hour ban

Jul 17, 2015
Eleven states ban happy hours. Illinois just ended its own.
Posted In: Illinois, happy hour, alcohol
A cable car passes by a Wells Fargo branch. The banking company has a team of historians to research and document the family histories of its top clients.

For some, family history can be traced through a bank

Jul 17, 2015
Why genealogy is a financial service.
Posted In: Wells Fargo, family, history, genealogy

PODCAST: The battle for branding

Jul 17, 2015
The vote on No Child Left Behind, and the battle for college sponsorship.