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Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi appears in the following:

From The Silents To Millennials, Debt Burdens Span The Generations

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The silent generation is still paying off mortgages, and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages.

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Toshiba CEO, Board Members Resign Amid Accounting Scandal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Toshiba announced a mass exodus of executives and board members Tuesday following the disclosure of a years-long accounting scandal.

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Zappos: A Workplace Where No One And Everyone Is The Boss

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Earlier this year, the online retailer eliminated managers and embraced "holacracy" — a system of self-governance. It's one of a handful of firms that's trying to make middle management obsolete.

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Employee Or Contractor? New U.S. Guidelines Could Reclassify Workers

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Labor Department has suggested standards an employer must meet to consider a worker an independent contractor. Employment lawyers say this will lead to more lawsuits against employers.

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Amid New Overtime Rules, More Employers Might Set Email Curfew

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

As the Obama administration looks to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime pay, more companies may curtail the use of email after hours to cut labor costs.

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New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.

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Obama Proposes Expanding Overtime Pay To Nearly 5 Million Workers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The White House is proposing new rules that will boost the number of people eligible to receive overtime pay. The rules are facing opposition from the retail and restaurant industries.

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President Pitches Overtime Rule That Could Raise Wages For 5 Million

Monday, June 29, 2015

The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from the current cap of $23,660.

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Business Groups Win After Senate Passes Fast-Tract Trade Bill

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Senate has passed fast-track trade authority — completing congressional action. The only thing left to vote on is a measure providing federal aid to workers affected by international trade.

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State Department Computer Glitch Creates A Visa Nightmare

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The problem has had a wide impact, keeping farmworkers, Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes and foreign students from entering the U.S. The agency has 100 experts working on a fix.

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Gap Announces Closure Of 175 North American Stores

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gap held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss its restructuring plan. The news comes a day after Gap said it will close a quarter of its North American non-outlet stores.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of AIG In Bailout Case, But Offers No Damages

Monday, June 15, 2015

A judge handed former American International Group, Inc., Chief Hank Greenberg on Monday a symbolic victory in his lawsuit against the government over the bailout of AIG. While the judge sided with Greenberg on the merits of the case, he refused to grant Greenberg and other shareholders any compensation.

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Businesses Are Hanging Up On Voice Mail To Dial In Productivity

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It was a workplace necessity not long ago. Now voice mail is the latest mode of communication to be phased out by the digital age. Companies big and small are cutting it to save time and money.

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Hiring Ticks Up In May — But Unemployment Rate Does, Too

Friday, June 05, 2015

The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 280,000 jobs. The pickup in hiring brought more people back into the workforce, which pushed the unemployment rate up a notch to 5.5 percent.

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When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.

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How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data — like which free snacks tend to attract people to break rooms more than others.

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McDonald's Plans To Rebrand Itself As A 'Progressive Burger Company'

Monday, May 04, 2015

The McDonald's turnaround plan is staking its future on being a "progressive burger company." But what does that mean?

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Comcast Drops $45 Billion Bid For Time Warner Cable

Friday, April 24, 2015

Comcast called off its pending merger with Time Warner Cable Friday morning. Regulators were concerned that a combined company would control too much of the market for broadband Internet service.

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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service

Friday, April 17, 2015

Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.

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