Yuki Noguchi

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Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.


Largest Unit Of Gambling Giant Caesars Files For Bankruptcy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Caesars — the giant gambling company — put its largest unit into bankruptcy on Thursday. The company was acquired by private equity firms Apollo and TPG in 2008 just as the financial crisis was pushing the economy into recession. It never recovered and has more than $20 billion in debt.


Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.


More States Raise Minimum Wage, But Debate Continues

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The minimum wage goes up in more than 20 states as the new year begins. President Obama wants the federal minimum to go up even more, but some affected industries say it will put a chill on hiring.


Comcast-Time Warner Deal Tops A Year Of Corporate Mergers

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

This was a big year for corporate mergers, with $3 trillion worth of deals announced worldwide. Analysts say the strong acquisitive trend is expected to continue into next year.


GDP Growth At Highest Level Since 2003

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The economy expanded at a 5 percent seasonally adjusted rate during the third quarter. The U.S. economy is coming back strong even as the rest of the world slows down.


A Year Later, Delivery Services Up Their Holiday Game

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

As shoppers rely more on the Internet, the holiday rush at the mall is giving way to a bigger crush for the shipping industry. UPS and FedEx are trying to avoid last year's holiday delivery disasters.

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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 — And Reviled — 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.