Noel King

Sr. Reporter


Noel King is currently a correspondent for Planet Money and was formerly a senior reporter for the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty desk.

Latest Stories (196)

The long wait for Section 8

Dec 1, 2015
Many Section 8 applicants face long waits and a shortage of housing.
Marylene Marrero of Yonkers, NY, with a letter from the city's housing authority informing her she was one of 11,000 people to apply for a Section 8 voucher in a single week in 2012. 
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A neighborhood divided over housing

Nov 30, 2015
A New Orleans neighborhood grapples with questions over low-income housing.
Dianne Morris in her home in New Orleans East.
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LAX is building a terminal for the rich and famous

Nov 27, 2015
Photographers aren't too happy about it.
People walk through the north concourse of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal during its unveiling at Los Angeles International Airport on March 6, 2013.
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Millennials don't take a gamble

Nov 27, 2015
Holiday retail, millennial gambling, and seeking asylum in the U.S.
Poker chips on display at the $1M Wild Turkey APL Tournament Of Champions event in Sydney, Australia. A national emissions tax pushed up some electricity and fuel prices so low-income Australians get a rebate check. Many, however, use it to gamble.
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A bumper year for toys

Nov 26, 2015
Toy sales might be a bright spot this holiday season.
A child watches a screen promoting a Star Wars toy at a store selling Star Wars merchandise in Los Angeles, California on October 29, 2015.

Baltimore businesses reopen with help from the city

Nov 25, 2015
A large number of business damaged in the Baltimore riots have reopened.
Months after the unrest in Baltimore, the city's Economic Development Commission reports back on business recovering from the riots.
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Food banks gear up for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2015
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, food banks are gearing up to help the hungry.
A SF-Marin Food Bank customer pushes a cart with turkeys at the SF-Marin Food Bank on November 13, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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Counting the homeless

Nov 20, 2015
The government released new homeless figures. But how is the number counted?
The government released new homeless figures. But how is the number counted?
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A youth farming initiative cultivates positive change

Nov 16, 2015
A program in New Orleans is bringing farming home.
A program in New Orleans is bringing farming home.

Nintendo goes mobile

Oct 29, 2015
Gaming giant Nintendo announces its first smartphone game.
Pioneer electronic game developer Nintendo has been losing its edge as Apple products and smartphones become popular for gaming. So instead of trying to beat them, it's joining them.
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