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New Tool Calculates Cost Of Sleep Disorders

A new research tool calculates the cost of fatigue for workers. According to the National Safety Council or NSC, untreated sleep disorders play into millions in lost productivity and health care costs. A new online calculator measures how lack of sleep and work are linked says NSC President and CEO Deborah Hersman. An employee with insomnia incurs at least $2,250 in excess health care cost each year and 11 lost days in productivity, says Hersman. Other disorders like sleep apnea or restless...

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

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Regionally Speaking, Monday, September 25, 2017

Today: Conversations with Indiana University Northwest's John Gibson about the Weekend MBA program beginning in January in Michigan City for residents in eastern communities in the Region and in southwest Michigan -- and Carmen Panlilio, Purdue University Northwest's Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, has good news for the new academic year, that shows records for student retention and full-time student populations. Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson talked...

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$93,000 Remains to Close the Gap

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

State Takes Long View Of East Chicago's Affordable Housing Needs

Lake County and East Chicago could have new affordable housing by 2020 as part of a state tax credit program called Moving Forward. Its how officials plan to fulfill their promise to help East Chicago residents displaced by lead contamination. Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority executive director Jake Sipe says Moving Forward tries to rethink affordable housing as about more than just a number of units. Were defining success by the impact that we can have on the community...

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Trump Address on Afghanistan, Annotated

President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 8:00 PM CT, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom...

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Outside of his little business on the side of the road in a small town in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Santiago Quiñones adjusts a small solar panel.

It's charging a floodlight, to illuminate the cramped space at night. He takes it down and demonstrates how it works. "You can't see right now because it's daylight, but it's already charged," he says in Spanish.

Like nearly everyone else in Puerto Rico, 73-year-old Quiñones has lost access to the power grid. His house was also badly damaged by floodwaters when Hurricane Maria swept over the island.

The latest Republican push to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act appears to have met the fate of all previous Senate repeal efforts this year — it doesn't have the votes needed to pass the chamber.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced Monday that she will oppose the bill, authored by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy. Collins' decision means three Republicans have now publicly said they are against the bill — and that is one more than the GOP could afford to lose.

News that at least six current or former senior members of the Trump administration have used private email accounts as they conduct official business has prompted the White House to clarify its policy.

"All White House personnel have been instructed to use official email to conduct all government-related work," press secretary Sarah Sanders said. "They are further instructed that if they receive work-related communication on personal accounts, they should be forwarded to official email accounts."

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Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith is retiring, the credit reporting agency announced Tuesday. The news comes just weeks after the company said a massive data breach exposed the personal information of up to 143 million people.

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