Yuki Noguchi Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.
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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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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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Nina Irizarry says she was sexually harassed in various jobs as a contractor but didn't have a human resources person to turn to or an employer to sue. Justin T. Shockley/Courtesy of Nina Irizarry hide caption

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Unequal Rights: Contract Workers Have Few Workplace Protections

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Autumn Weese was fired — at least, she thinks she was — but found out from co-workers, not from her boss. Chandis Vaughn/Courtesy of Autumn Weese hide caption

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Fired Via Tweet, Text And Voicemail: Loss Of Job, And Respect

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Employees have lunch at Facebook's new London headquarters Dec. 4. The social media giant is facing blowback following revelations that its user data was misused. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook's Data Scandal Latest Blow To The Company's Reputation

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Toys R Us To Sell Or Liquidate All U.S. Stores

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Gig Economy Renews Debate Over Whether Contractors Are Really Employees

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Most workers are covered by the Family Medical Leave Act, which allows up to 12 weeks of leave per year to care for family members. But that leave is unpaid. Now, Republicans are making paid family leave a legislative policy. Jasmine Mithani and Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details

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Deerfield Beach high school students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday after walking 11 miles from school to school in support of the victims of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Pension Funds Under Pressure To Sell Off Investments In Gun-Makers

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The Service Trades Council Union, a six-union coalition representing 38,000 Disney World workers, says what The Walt Disney Co. is doing is illegal. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Disney Says Promised Bonus Depends On Workers Signing Wage Contract

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Isabel Escobar (far right) was among a group of Arise Chicago members — Latina and Polish home cleaners, nannies and home care workers — advocating for the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights during an October 2015 trip to the state capital in Springfield. Arise Chicago hide caption

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Low-Wage Workers Say #MeToo Movement Is A Chance For Change

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Houchang Golzari drives a Town Car for a service in New York City. He says the Black Car Fund compensated him for some of his lost wages after he was involved in an accident. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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The Future Of Benefits: A New York Program Might Provide A Model

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