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Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Metropolitan Opera Postpones Lockout

Friday, August 01, 2014

Contracts for 15 of the Met's unions were set to expire at midnight. Shortly after the deadline, Met management announced they'd postpone a lockout until at least Sunday.

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Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile

Friday, August 01, 2014

Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.

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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Analysts say the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard is driven by the changing demographics of smoking. But the lower smoking rate masks a more complex and varied pattern of cigarette usage.

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Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Justice Department has indicted FedEx for shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. FedEx had been warned, and now faces up to $1.6 billion in fines if found guilty.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Sometimes team-building exercises get a bad name for good reasons. Dangerous piñatas and co-workers tripping on mushrooms might deter some. But weathering bad team-building can also forge new bonds.

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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises A Question: How To Define 'Closely Held'?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case has focused attention on "closely held" businesses. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested the decision will have broad ramifications because 90 percent of U.S. businesses are closely held. That figure may be correct, but it's also misleading.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.

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Sprint Might Finally Get Its Way With Possible T-Mobile Deal

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Reports say that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is at hand. Sprint has made no secret of its designs on its smaller rival; why are the companies considering a deal now?

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