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March Madness productivity loss? It's a slam dunk, poll says
March Madness productivity loss? It's a slam dunk, poll says

March Madness kicks off Tuesday, and productivity will plummet as nearly a third of workers will spend as much as three hours per day watching the college basketball tournament, a survey released Wednesday found.  In its annual poll, the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. estimates that the almost monthlong tournament will cost American companies $134 million in "lost wages" as an estimated 3 million workers spend between one to three hours watching hoops. Employers: Brace yourself for slower Internet speeds as online streaming is expected to zap networks' bandwidth, the firm warns. "March Madness will definitely have an impact on the...

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