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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Disney's Promised Bonus To Its Workers Comes With A Catch

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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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"Being a freelancer, you really have to be on top of your emotional and mental health," says Carolina Salas, a New York City freelance marketing expert. Justin T. Shockley hide caption

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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

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John Vensel is a contract attorney at the Orrick law firm in Wheeling, W.Va. He says contract work is today's economic reality. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Freelanced: The Rise Of The Contract Workforce

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Skeptics Question Philip Morris Pledge To Give Up Cigarettes

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Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles last month. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Compliment Or Come-On? Confusion Over How To Define Sexual Harassment

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Office holiday functions do serve a legitimate business purpose: They can boost morale and reward workers for jobs well done. mediaphotos/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Holiday Parties Gone Wrong: Careful Where You Hang The Mistletoe

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Younger workers today expect the power dynamic at work to be more egalitarian, with less top-down management. And that is changing the dynamic for all workers. andresr/Getty Images hide caption

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Are There Generational Differences When It Comes To Sexual Harassment At Work?

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Construction workers at a site in Miami. Thousands of construction workers in the U.S. face the elimination of their temporary protected status and the prospect of deportation. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Ending Temporary Protection For Foreign Workers Could Hurt U.S. Rebuilding Efforts

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Victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse and their supporters protest during a #MeToo march in Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 12. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sexual Harassment Cases Often Rejected By Courts

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Former Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson came forward and accused her boss, the late Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment. She did so in spite of a clause in her employment agreement requiring her to resolve workplace complaints through private arbitration. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption

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Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Workplace Harassment Claims, Advocates Say

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A group gathered outside the Manhattan District Attorney's office on Oct. 13 protests the DA's decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein in connection with a 2015 incident involving a model. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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Victims Of Sexual Harassment Speak Up, But Legal Fears Can Inhibit Them

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