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Oct 16, 2018

Lack of sleep costs U.S. economy $400B each year

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … We’ll catch you up on the latest Brexit talks ahead of a series of negotiations this week. Then, after Kraft’s hostile takeover of Cadbury in 2010, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to protect British companies from predatory foreign buyers. Proposed new rules could do just that, but will they make it too easy to deny potential mergers on national security grounds? Then, the CDC has deemed insufficient sleep a “public health problem,” but new research illustrates just how much a bad night’s sleep can impact the global economy: In the U.S. – the world’s worst offender – too many nights of bad sleep adds up to more than $400 billion a year in economic losses. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group (gaincapital.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/16/2018)

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … We’ll catch you up on the latest Brexit talks ahead of a series of negotiations this week. Then, after Kraft’s hostile takeover of Cadbury in 2010, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to protect British companies from predatory foreign buyers. Proposed new rules could do just that, but will they make it too easy to deny potential mergers on national security grounds? Then, the CDC has deemed insufficient sleep a “public health problem,” but new research illustrates just how much a bad night’s sleep can impact the global economy: In the U.S. – the world’s worst offender – too many nights of bad sleep adds up to more than $400 billion a year in economic losses. Today’s show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group (gaincapital.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/16/2018)

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