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Does daylight saving time cost Utahns money? Study says yes

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

The Salt Lake Tribune

William Shughart abhors daylight saving time.

"I think it’s a tyrannical action by the federal government," Shughart, a Utah State University finance professor who’s written numerous articles on the topic, said in an interview this week.

Love it or loathe it, daylight saving time is on its way, with Americans (except for Arizonans and Hawaiians) springing clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.

The practice of setting clocks based on sunlight has had its critics since Congress started officially regulating time in 1966.

Some say the practice throws off body clocks, with one study citing an uptick in auto accidents the Monday following the time change and another showing a "significant" increase in heart attacks in the three days following springing forward. 

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