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Mid-day Extra: Should we re-invent the calendar?

How would a baseball season look if games were on the same day of the week every year?

On Sunday we are about to turn the page on our current calendar.

But researchers from Johns Hopkins believe that the new calendar we may be putting up on the wall is wrong. They say the way our current calendar is all laid out makes Americans inefficient.

In today's Mid-day Extra, we ask: should we tweak the calendar to boost business?

Here to talk with us is Steve Hanke, one of the researchers working on the project. He's with us from Baltimore.

He says that by making a few simple adjustments, everything from baseball season to interest payments could be made easier. Now, you just have to get people used to the idea that their birthday could be on a Tuesday every year...

Intrigued by the calendar? Download yesterday's Mid-Day Update podcast -- in it, we explored how the calendar business is doing in the iphone era.

About the author

Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

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