Yuki Noguchi
Linda Fittante

Yuki Noguchi

Correspondent, Business Desk

Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C. Since joining NPR in 2008, she's covered business and economic news, and has a special interest in workplace issues — everything from abusive working environments, to the idiosyncratic cubicle culture. In recent years she has covered the housing market meltdown, unemployment during the Great Recession, and covered the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan in 2011. As in her personal life, however, her coverage interests are wide-ranging, and have included things like entomophagy and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Prior to joining NPR, Yuki started her career as a reporter for The Washington Post. She reported on stories mostly about business and technology, and later became an editor.

Yuki grew up with a younger brother speaking her parents' native Japanese at home. She has a degree in history from Yale.

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The vast majority of contingent or independent workers in the U.S. do not receive employee benefits, though some companies and lawmakers are trying to change that. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

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Yale graduate student instructors (from left) Kelly Goodman, Robin Canavan and Gwen Prowse block an intersection in downtown New Haven, Conn., on May 11, to protest what they say is the university's inaction on sexual harassment. Local 33-Unite Here hide caption

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At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

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Federal Reserve Raises Benchmark Interest Rate

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Eric Holder Recommends Broad Set Of Changes To Uber's Company Culture

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At 'Washington Post,' Tech Is Increasingly Boosting Financial Performance

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Jeffrey Immelt To Step Down As General Electric CEO

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News Brief: Iran Attack, Russia Probe, Uber Workplace-Misconduct Report

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Uber's San Francisco headquarters earlier this year. The company fired 20 employees after an investigation of sexual harassment and other complaints. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Sexual Harassment Claim Investigation

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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Internal Investigation Into Sexual Harassment

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States eyeing bills on salary history. Brittany Mayes/NPR hide caption

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

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Retraining generally isn't a top priority in the retail sector, analysts say. But Wal-Mart trains about a quarter-million of its employees a year in more advanced skills. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

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The Dow Jones industrial average and other stock indexes fell sharply Wednesday, as investors worried about political turmoil in Washington. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Dow Jones Drops By 300 Points As Trump Remains Embroiled In Controversy

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Sandy Robson (left) and Crystal Hall rally for legislation for paid sick leave on April 11, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Under a bill recently sent to Gov. Larry Hogan, businesses with 15 or more full-time employees would be required to allow workers to earn at least five paid sick days a year. Brian Witte/AP hide caption

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Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

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