Yuki Noguchi

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Tourism Industry Gears Up For Lifting Of Cuban Travel Ban

Friday, December 19, 2014

Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.


Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.


Big Mac Whacked: McDonald's U.S. Sales Continue To Slide

Monday, December 08, 2014

McDonald's is not loving its financial numbers. The fast-food chain reported that same-store sales in the U.S. tumbled 4.6 percent in November compared with a year ago, continuing a downward trend.


Mischief Under The Mistletoe: Office Partygoers Behaving Badly

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Partying with co-workers can lead to awkwardness and worse. And, HR experts say, alcohol is often to blame. "If people used common sense, I wouldn't have a job," says employment attorney Jon Hyman.


Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.


Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

Friday, November 14, 2014

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.


As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.


Behold The Entrenched โ€” And Reviled โ€” Annual Review

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Performance review season is nearing, and if you're like most people, there's no celebrating that. Studies show that 60 to 90 percent of employees dislike the ritual. So some firms are backing away.


Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.


Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.


Preventing Worker Burnout Can Boost The Bottom Line

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weary employees could need more than just time off to re-energize. Some employers have ditched the time cards, let workers set their own schedules or allow them to rotate jobs to prevent burnout.


Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Monday, at the U.N. climate change conference in New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and several dozen other groups will announce their divestment from fossil fuels.


New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.


Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What happens when shopping malls die? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.


The Big Picture Of The Fast-Food Wage Dispute

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The 150-city protest for a minimum wage hike comes at a time when other changes are putting more pressure on businesses to pay their workers more. Home health care workers joining the fight also raises the issue of overtime rules, which are expected out from the Labor Department in November.


Holder Says Ferguson Probe Will Look For Source Of Police Mistrust

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Justice Department investigation is likely to last for months and could result in a court-enforceable agreement to improve things like hiring and training of police in the Missouri city.


What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.


Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.


Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?


Who's The Boss? Labor Board Says It's McDonald's, As Much As Franchisee

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

In a preliminary finding, the National Labor Relations Board said McDonald's could be held responsible for its franchisees' mistreatment of workers on wage and firing issues. It's an early step, but it's already sending tremors through the fast-food industry and other areas of the economy that depend on contracted or franchised workers.