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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In 2016, Talking Politics Can Make Things Uncomfortable At Work

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Gordon Martinez (left), leader of the group Faith in Texas and payday loan borrower, marches before a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau field hearing in Kansas City, Mo., on June 2. Wes Helm/Faith In Texas hide caption

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With Payday Loans Burying Borrowers, Community Tries Alternatives

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Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal

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Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

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A woman rides an escalator past closed storefronts inside the largely empty White Flint Mall, in Bethesda, Md., in 2014. The mall closed last year. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail 'Experience'

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Gerald Franklin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child, is now lead developer for a website that matches workers with prospective employers. Job-related videos, he says, can help people with special needs showcase their talent. Courtesy of Gerald Franklin hide caption

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Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find

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Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya (left) presents an employee with shares of the company on Tuesday at the Chobani plant in New Berlin, in upstate New York. Johannes Arlt hide caption

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Why Chobani Gave Employees A Financial Stake In Company's Future

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One Silicon Valley startup that encouraged its employees to think about work 24/7 found they missed market signals, tanked deals and became too irritable to build crucial working relationships. Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Grouchy, Error-Prone Workers Just Need More Sleep

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Thomas Mangrum of Washington, D.C., has used a wheelchair for 15 years. The company that provides his helper --€” who assists him with his day-to-day activities — will have some tough choices to make once new regulations regarding overtime pay for lower-salaried workers come into effect. Courtesy of Amy Brooks hide caption

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New Overtime Rules May Put Squeeze On Caregivers For Those With Disabilities

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In Rare Move, U.S. Postal Service Will Reduce Prices

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Graduate workers rally in 2014 at Columbia University for the ability to unionize. Tiffany Yee-Vo/Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW hide caption

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Are Grad Students Employees? Labor Board To Again Weigh In

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For nontraditional families, the tax code can be especially confusing. Oivind Hovland/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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For Nontraditional Families, The Tax Code Can Be Especially Confusing

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Before You Judge Lazy Workers, Consider They Might Serve A Purpose

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Federal, State Moves Aim To Protect LGBT Workers

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