Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi appears in the following:

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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


At Many Workplaces, Training For A New Threat: Active Shooters

Thursday, February 11, 2016

More companies are offering employees training to deal with shooting threats at work. But it presents a dilemma: "How do you create awareness, without creating paranoia?" one expert says.


Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A mall real estate executive let slip that Amazon plans to build up to 400 walk-in stores. Analysts were skeptical, and now the executive says his comment wasn't intended to represent Amazon's plans.


Obama Announces New Rule Requiring Employers To Disclose Pay Data

Friday, January 29, 2016

The government is proposing to require employers to report pay data by race, gender and ethnicity. The president is using executive power to make the rule change, which is set to take effect in 2017.


How Much Did 'Snowzilla' Blizzard Cost The Economy? Not Much, Analysts Say

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snowzilla may have set a record for snowfall, but it was a minor event, as far as economic costs go. Analysts talk about what they include — or do not include — in their economic loss estimates.


McDonald's Unveils Unexpectedly Strong Earnings Report

Monday, January 25, 2016

McDonald's unveiled a stronger than expected earnings report Monday morning that has analysts wondering if the fast food giant has finally pulled off a turnaround.


Opioid Abuse Takes A Toll On Workers And Their Employers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Many employers who test for drugs don't screen employees for opioids. Yet opioid abuse is linked to problems with workplace productivity and safety.


Global Stocks Plunge After China Halts Trading

Thursday, January 07, 2016

China's attempts to shore up its stock market have failed. And with the markets affecting global stocks, NPR reports on whether, and how much of a factor it might be in affecting markets longer term.


Paid Family Leave Gains Ground For Private, Public Sector Workers

Monday, December 28, 2015

This was a big year in paid leave policies, especially among private firms. Some cities and states also passed bills to expand parental leave ahead of Congress, which is considering the Family Act.