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Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi appears in the following:

In 2016, Talking Politics Can Make Things Uncomfortable At Work

Monday, June 20, 2016

This presidential election, many workers and employers say political vitriol is carrying over into the workplace — making it a potentially hostile environment.

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With Payday Loans Burying Borrowers, Community Tries Alternatives

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Some experts say there are better, cheaper alternatives for getting small dollar loans than payday loans, which are often cash sources of last resort.

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Walgreens Cuts Ties With Blood-Test Company Theranos

Monday, June 13, 2016

Walgreens was Theranos' largest revenue source. It cited problems that federal regulators have had with Theranos' lab testing in deciding to end the relationship.

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Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal

Saturday, May 28, 2016

After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.

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Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

Friday, May 27, 2016

Forget paid parental leave. Some companies offer compensation for surrogacy and adoption, or are helping traveling moms ship breast milk. The benefits are a relatively cheap way to recruit and retain.

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As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail 'Experience'

Monday, May 23, 2016

With more department stores closing, some owners are trying to make malls "more experiential," adding gyms and theaters. One developer is targeting Hispanics with regular concerts and festivities.

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Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Roughly 40 percent of young adults with autism spectrum disorder aren't finding jobs. But some employers are now recruiting adults on the spectrum as an untapped talent pool of focused workers.

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Why Chobani Gave Employees A Financial Stake In Company's Future

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Workers at the yogurt-maker got a potential windfall when the company said it would give them shares that could be worth up to 10 percent of the firm. It reflects a rising trend in employee ownership.

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Many Grouchy, Error-Prone Workers Just Need More Sleep

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sleep researchers say about 30 percent of employees at big firms are so tired they're making as many mistakes as if they were coming to work drunk. Some offices now have "napping pods."

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New Overtime Rules May Put Squeeze On Caregivers For Those With Disabilities

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The regulations, expected in the coming weeks, would require employers to pay such caregivers more. But many won't be able to comply because they rely on Medicare reimbursements, which won't change.

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In Rare Move, U.S. Postal Service Will Reduce Prices

Friday, April 08, 2016

For the first time in a century, the U.S. Postal Service will have to reduce its prices because a temporary price hike is expiring. That is going to compound financial problems for an already deeply troubled USPS.

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Are Grad Students Employees? Labor Board To Again Weigh In

Thursday, April 07, 2016

It's a labor issue familiar to regulators. For decades, the National Labor Relations Board held that students were not employees, then ruled in favor of students in 2000, then reversed again in 2004.

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For Nontraditional Families, The Tax Code Can Be Especially Confusing

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Tax Day falls three days later than usual this year, on April 18. Some families may need that extra time. Experts say changing family demographics are making filing taxes more complicated.

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Before You Judge Lazy Workers, Consider They Might Serve A Purpose

Monday, March 28, 2016

A recent Japanese study shows the lazy ants play a critical role in colonies. They contribute when others die or drop out. The researcher says the same is true for humans. But is it?

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Federal, State Moves Aim To Protect LGBT Workers

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Discrimination based on one's sex is illegal in the workplace, but how about sexual orientation? A federal agency is suing employers for allegedly discriminating against gay and lesbian workers.

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Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

Friday, March 18, 2016

Being better dressed can give you a psychological boost that makes you behave more like a leader. One study found that men dressed in suits negotiated a higher profit than casually clad counterparts.

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International Investigators Grapple With Real-Life 'Oceans Eleven'

Thursday, March 17, 2016

There are more developments in an international bank heist that involves a sophisticated cyberattack into Bangladesh's central banking system. Hackers siphoned out millions before they were stopped.

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Interim CEOs: Passive Placeholders Or Rented Fixers?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Experts say interim CEOs are in greater demand these days. Some say the role is changing, and companies are increasingly turning to temporary leaders to overhaul their businesses.

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Strategies For When You're Starting Out Saddled With Student Debt

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

When Samuel Smith graduated with a master's in engineering from Cornell, he thought the $190,000 in debt he incurred would pay off. But it took him a while to land job at a software firm in Austin, Texas. And now, after paying $1,750 a month in loan payments, rent and ...

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Underreporting Makes Sexual Violence At Work Difficult To Address

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Victims of sexual abuse at work are often afraid to come forward. So when a Colorado resort recently agreed to settle a sexual harassment case, it was a relatively rare victory for abused workers.

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