Yuki Noguchi Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.
Yuki Noguchi
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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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Arby's is among seven fast-food chains that have agreed to stop limiting their workers' ability to take jobs at other restaurants in the same chain. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Fast-Food Chains Back Away From Limits On Whom They Hire

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Ten states and the District of Columbia are investigating Wendy's and other fast-food chains over the use of "no poach" agreements that limit the ability of workers to switch jobs. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Regulators Investigate Fast-Food Chains' Limits On Whom They Hire

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Joana Dudley looks at a list of job prospects at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla., in January. In the government's June jobs report, the unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent with more people entering the labor force. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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AT&T and Time Warner are not competitors; their proposed merger would be a "vertical integration" of complementary companies. Stephanie Keith/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner

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Last year, 10.1 percent of the workforce was independent contractors, down from 10.7 percent in 2005, according to a new survey by the Labor Department. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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1 In 10 Workers Is An Independent Contractor, Labor Department Says

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#MeToo Complaints Swamp Human Resources Departments

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (seen here with President Trump in October) on Thursday called the argument that U.S. steel import tariffs were necessary for national security reasons an "affront" to Canada. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 U.S. stores on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias training. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Starbucks Training Focuses On The Evolving Study Of Unconscious Bias

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An Uber car waits for a client in Manhattan last June. Uber says customers, drivers and employees who are sexually harassed or assaulted won't have to go to arbitration, which required them to keep their stories private. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Pressure, Uber Drops Arbitration Requirement For Sexual Assault Victims

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Asking questions about prior salary can be used by employers to discriminate against women and minorities who earn less, critics say. Neil Webb/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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More Employers Avoid Legal Minefield By Not Asking About Pay History

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Sean Hannity's Real Estate Portfolio Raises Journalism Ethics Questions

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Katy Sexton was a regular at the Road to Redemption recovery support group meetings in Muncie, Ind. She died on Halloween 2017. Seth Herald for NPR hide caption

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Parents Lose Their Daughter And Their Life Savings To Opioids

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Katiena Johnson stands with her daughter Destini, who was released from jail in August. Katiena and her husband, Roger, took care of their grandchildren while Destini was struggling through her addiction. Destini, 27, recently regained consciousness after suffering a dozen or so strokes as a result of her latest opioid overdose. Seth Herald for NPR hide caption

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Hear Part 1

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Federal Court Rules Employers Can't Pay Women Less Than Men Based On Prior Salary

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