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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, DC. Since joining NPR in 2008, she's covered a range of business and economic news, with a special focus on the workplace — anything that affects how and why we work. In recent years she has covered the rise of the contract workforce, the #MeToo movement, the Great Recession, and the subprime housing crisis. In 2011, she covered the earthquake and tsunami in her parents' native Japan. Her coverage of the impact of opioids on workers and their families won a 2019 Gracie Award and received First Place and Best In Show in the radio category from the National Headliner Awards. She also loves featuring offbeat topics, and has eaten insects in service of journalism.

Yuki started her career as a reporter, then an editor, for The Washington Post. She reported on stories mostly about business and technology.

Yuki grew up in St. Louis, inflicts her cooking on her two boys, and has a degree in history from Yale.

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Companies Try To Trademark 'Ok, Boomer' Expression

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The phrase "OK, boomer" has gone global. It has become young generations' retort to ideas they consider outdated or off base. Neil Webb/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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#OkBoomer Vs. #OkMillennial: Workplace Nightmare, Or Just A Meme?

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Until recently, Ernst & Young coached some top women leaders to look "polished" and speak briefly. The large accounting firm has since disavowed the program, arguing its workplace culture promotes women. Lucas Jackson/Reuters hide caption

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Post-#MeToo, Ernst & Young Grapples With Diverging Views Of Its Culture

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Jamie Marchi says she's faced backlash since making sexual harassment allegations. "The front door to my house has been posted online; my fiancé's children's names have been posted online," she says. Courtesy of Leslie Boren hide caption

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For Many #MeToo Accusers, Speaking Up Is Just The Beginning

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Bathrooms remain a key issue for employers and for co-workers who don't feel comfortable sharing bathrooms with transgender people, says Mark Marsen, a human resources director. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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He, She, They: Workplaces Adjust As Gender Identity Norms Change

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Employers are using virtual reality to train millions of workers in everything from operating machines to how to handle active shooters. Courtesy of Strivr hide caption

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Virtual Reality Goes To Work, Helping Train Employees

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Employers Must Now Release Data To Close Race-Gender Pay Gap

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Adam Neumann, the workspace sharing company WeWork's co-founder, is quitting as CEO amid problems with the firm's initial public offering. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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WeWork CEO Steps Down As IPO Stalls

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A long-awaited update to federal overtime rules means about 1.3 million workers will be entitled to extra pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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1.3 Million More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay, But Some Say Rules Fall Short

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Dr. Abdul Subhan, a psychiatrist, at Meridian Health Services in Indiana, connects with patients over the Internet. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment And Patient Care In Rural Areas

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Leonardo Diaz lives in Los Angeles and drives for Uber and Lyft. He says he misses employee health and paid leave benefits he used to receive when he worked as a valet. Courtesy of Victor Cuevas hide caption

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Gig Work With Benefits: California May Expand Employee Perks To Contract Workers

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