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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)

Public smoking ban in public housing

Jan 7, 2016
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a smoking ban.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a smoking ban.

Ex-convicts find jobs baking Killer Bread

Dec 25, 2015
FedEx holiday delays, new gadget sales spike, and a successful company that hires ex-convicts.
A man in the bread aisle of a supermarket.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Bonding through gaming

Dec 24, 2015
NBA ads on gun violence, and workplace bonding via gaming.
During a team-building session at Boda Borg Boston, Stacey Herman navigates through a room of pipes and bars as Mahy Kouedi follows in the Alcatraz quest
Jesse Costa/WBUR

Behind the holiday: A red kettle bell ringer

Dec 24, 2015
A Salvation Army captain shares his experience at Rockefeller Plaza.
A Salvation Army captain shares his experience at Rockefeller Plaza.
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Property value in low-income housing debate

Dec 21, 2015
The fight is often over property values.
The fight over building low-income housing often is a debate over property values. Yonkers, New York, is one such battleground.
June Marie/Flickr

Postal service faces holiday rush

Dec 14, 2015
Monday is the year's busiest mailing day, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
A Postal Service worker is viewed in lower Manhattan in New York City. Monday is the year's busiest mailing day according to the U.S. Postal Service.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Mobility as an economic measure

Dec 10, 2015
The latest research from Pew shows the middle class is no longer the majority.
According to the Pew Charitable Trust, it's not so easy to climb income brackets in the United States.

Where the sidewalk ends in Georgia

Dec 9, 2015
Mergers, markets, and sidewalks.
One approach to building sidewalks that the city of Sandy Springs tried resulted in what some people called “sidewalks to nowhere.”
M. Ryan Nabulsi

The demand for protective gear

Dec 7, 2015
In the wake of mass-shootings, body armor sellers say sales are up.
A book and the back of a child's backpack are displayed with the effects of bullets that were shot through it without Amendment II's Rynohide CNT Shield. Products like these have seen sales increase dramatically in the wake of violent attacks.
George Frey/Getty Images

More programs train workers to respond to a shooter

Dec 4, 2015
The growth of workplace violence has increased demand for safety programs.
Participants barricade a door of a classroom to block an 'active shooter' during ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) training at the Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, on November 3, 2015. ALICE is designed to educate local and school-based law enforcement, as well as administrators, teachers and others about the research-based, proactive response approach to violent Intruder events.

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