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.

[+] full biography[-] full biography

A "shared" workspace at the Atlassian office. The company installed heat and motion sensors to track when and how often every desk, room and table was used. Atlassian hide caption

itoggle caption Atlassian

Women stage a protest demanding equal pay for women at a 2012 rally in Miami. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

itoggle caption J Pat Carter/AP

Gap is among 13 big retailers that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating for possible violations of "reporting time" laws. Gap says it is establishing "sustainable scheduling practices." Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Jessey Drewsen, 25, lives near the H Street Wal-Mart in Washington, D.C. She says she doesn't like the store, but that she goes there for cheap supplies like pens. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Emily Jan/NPR

When it comes to an employee's mental health status, what does an employer need to know, or have a right to know? iStockphoto hide caption

itoggle caption iStockphoto

This week Kraft Foods recalled nearly 2.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese that were potentially contaminated with metal pieces. Kraft and other processed food manufacturers are facing many challenges. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Toby Talbot/AP
Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Corbis

With the technology to conduct more nuanced tests, some companies say they can provide more useful detail about how people think in dynamic situations. Marcus Butt/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

itoggle caption Marcus Butt/Getty Images/Ikon Images

They might be hard to remember sometimes, but good passwords may be the best defense against hackers. iStockphoto hide caption

itoggle caption iStockphoto