Yuki Noguchi http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cant-ask-some-job-interviewers-go-social-media-instead Many of Don Kluemper's management students at the University of Illinois at Chicago have had this experience: After going on a job interview, they sometimes receive "friend" requests from their interviewers.<p>It puts the students in a bind, he says. They fear that not accepting the request might hurt their job chances, but they also feel compelled to scrub their profiles before accepting.<p>"They didn't know why they were being friended," Kluemper says. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 35243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead Stop, Thief! When Colleagues Steal From The Office Fridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stop-thief-when-colleagues-steal-office-fridge As a wedding planner, <a href="http://www.etiquettehell.com/content/eh_misc/news_room/jeannebio1.shtml">Jeanne Hamilton</a> saw her share of very bad manners — people who made her think, "There should be an etiquette hell for people like you."<p>And bingo! That was the beginning of her website, <a href="http://www.etiquettehell.com/">Etiquette Hell</a>, a repository of more than 6,000 firsthand accounts of bad behavior people witness in their fellow peers.<p>And the most frequent complaint? Fridge theft. It's rampant, apparently, in offices all over the world.<p>"It's the No. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 34971 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stop, Thief! When Colleagues Steal From The Office Fridge OK To Vape In The Office? Cities, Feds and Firms Still Deciding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ok-vape-office-cities-feds-and-firms-still-deciding E-cigarettes aren't yet federally regulated as tobacco products, but many cities and some states are already moving to include the devices in their smoking bans. Such bans are raising a debate about whether e-cigarettes should be permitted to be used in smoke-free workplaces.<p>Gary Nolan was a two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker until he switched to e-cigs. Now Nolan, who hosts a libertarian talk show based in Columbia, Mo., freely puffs — or vapes, as it's come to be called — at work.<p>"I'm in a closed studio," Nolan says. "There are no open windows. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 34637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org OK To Vape In The Office? Cities, Feds and Firms Still Deciding In First Press Conference, New Fed Chair Goes Vague http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-press-conference-new-fed-chair-goes-vague Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>Federal Reserve policymakers say it's not your imagination, there has been an economic slowdown over the past few months. The pullback was partly due to the harsh winter weather. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 34574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org CVS Caremark To Clear Shelves Of Tobacco Products http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cvs-caremark-clear-shelves-tobacco-products Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rene Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>Let's talk about the change coming to the giant pharmacy chain CVS. If you walk into one of those drugstores, you're liable to see cigarettes for sale behind the counter, along with other tobacco products. But according to the company, that's not going to last much longer. The company says it's going to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:44:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 33485 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meet The myRA — Obama's New Retirement Plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meet-myra-obamas-new-retirement-plan Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>President Obama has already made good on one of the promises in his State of the Union speech last night. Today, he directed the Treasury Department to create a new retirement plan called myRA. The idea is to make it easier for people who don't have retirement plans to start putting something away. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 33343 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GlaxoSmithKline To Stop Paying Doctors To Promote Its Drugs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/glaxosmithkline-stop-paying-doctors-promote-its-drugs Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Today, one of the biggest drug companies in the world announced changes to its marketing practices. GlaxoSmithKline says the idea is to be more transparent about how it sells its drugs. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 32348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economists, Unemployed Fret Over Long-Term Jobless Aid Lapse http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economists-unemployed-fret-over-long-term-jobless-aid-lapse Democrats in Congress are promising to try to retroactively extend emergency unemployment benefits after the new year. With the House already in recess, the benefits are expected to expire at the end of the month.<p>The Senate is still in Washington working on a bipartisan budget agreement passed by the House before it left town last week, but the bill does not include a benefits extension.<p>Extending the jobless aid is something the White House pushed. Without a congressional action, those who have been receiving benefits for more than six months will stop receiving checks as of Dec. 28. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:17:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 32318 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economists, Unemployed Fret Over Long-Term Jobless Aid Lapse Twitter Critics Say It's Not Sensitive Enough To Cyberbullying http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/twitter-critics-say-its-not-sensitive-enough-cyberbullying On Thursday, Twitter introduced — and later in the day, withdrew — a change to its "blocking" policy.<p>Thursday afternoon, the microblogging site started allowing users who had been blocked to continue to follow, respond to or retweet posts from people who had blocked them.<p>User response came swiftly. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:36:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 32256 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Twitter Critics Say It's Not Sensitive Enough To Cyberbullying Companies Revisit 'Rank And Yank' of 1980s http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/companies-revisit-1980s-rank-and-yank Longtime General Electric CEO and management icon Jack Welch popularized a management style in the 1980s that critics dubbed "rank and yank." The system ranks employees — with under-performers getting yanked from their jobs or the company. This old practice is in the news again. Microsoft recently did away with it. But other companies are embracing it. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:50:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 31874 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org