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Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi appears in the following:

Fewer Young People Buying Houses, But Why?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

First-time home buyers are participating at lower rates in the otherwise booming housing market. Experts offer differing opinions on whether — or when — younger buyers are likely to return.

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Racial Tensions Strain Relations In The Workplace

Monday, July 18, 2016

Racial tensions run high, including at work. Employers are seeing more cases, but many people are finding it hard to find the words to bridge the gap with their colleagues.

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Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Many disabled adults want to work — and many do. But a survey shows that a workplace can be particularly stressful for them, and workplaces may not be doing enough to lower the stress.

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U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June

Friday, July 08, 2016

Hiring bounced back in June, according to the Labor Department's monthly jobs report. Employers added 287,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate went up a bit to 4.9 percent, but that was because more job seekers were drawn into the labor force.

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U.S. Hiring Bounces Back In June After Dismal May

Friday, July 08, 2016

The Labor Department released its monthly jobs figures, and there's a glimmer of positive news. Hiring experienced a pretty strong rebound in June, with 287,000 jobs added to the economy.

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With Rates Down, It's Time For Many To Refinance Again. Thanks, Brexit

Friday, July 08, 2016

With the Federal Reserve keeping rates low and Treasury yields dropping after the Brexit vote, mortgage rates are down too. That's spurring a boomlet in applications and refinancings.

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Volkswagen To Buy Back Diesel Engine Cars With Emissions Software

Friday, July 01, 2016

Volkswagen will be buying back hundreds of thousands of diesel engine cars under the settlement it agreed to with U.S. officials. In order to re-sell those cars, the company will have to come up with a fix that passes muster with U.S. regulators.

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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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