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Noel King

Freelance Journalist based in Egypt

Noel King appears in the following:

How Fossil Fuels Helped A Chemist Launch The Plastic Industry

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A century ago, people relied on nature to make basic things: toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of ivory, and clothes were made of cotton. In a lot of ways, life as we know it today, is possible because of plastic. We can now afford phones, computers and medical devices in part because of one chemist's discovery a century ago. But his descendants have some regrets.

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Some Employees Sue For Better Deals On 401(k) Options

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Some employees are suing their employers to get better deals on their 401(k) options. It seems like a wonky version of ambulance chasing. But when employees at an investment firm that creates funds got on the trend, it became a chance to understand what makes a raw deal on a 401(k) fee.

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Tom's Of Maine Succeeds At Removing Fossil Fuels From Its Deodorant

Thursday, September 01, 2016

For decades, Tom's of Maine tried to get petroleum derivatives out of its deodorant. We examine why it took so long, and all the factors that tripped up product developers along the way.

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Examining The Effectiveness Of The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

Friday, August 26, 2016

There's a part of trade agreements that deals with how to help people in the U.S. who are harmed when jobs move abroad because of trade. It's called Trade Adjustment Assistance. Does it work?

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Baltimore Residents Hit Roadblocks In Efforts To Combat Urban Blight

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Former industrial cities are losing people and trying to shrink their footprint. Many people have wanted to tear down a single block in Baltimore for years. So why does it take so long for people to act?

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How Does A City Compensate The Wrongly Imprisoned — And Tortured?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The city of Chicago is trying to make amends with men who were tortured into confessions by Chicago police officers. The city is doing it, in part, with payments. And that has led to a big question: How much money is enough to make up for what the torture victims lost?

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For Men Tortured By Chicago Police, Payments Only Go So Far In Repairing Lives

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The city of Chicago has made payouts to several dozen men who were tortured into confessions by police officers decades ago. We examine what receiving the money has meant to the men.

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When States Entice Companies To Move, Workers Are Left Behind

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Cities and states spend huge sums of money to entice businesses to come and "create jobs." But in today's economy, there's little guarantee businesses will stay. NPR meets some of the workers left behind when a business moves on.

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Jobs Tug Of War: Kansas City Businesses Poached By Kansas, Missouri

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Kansas and Missouri offer incentives to locate within their borders. Politicians call this job creation. But is it really creating a job if it came from a few miles away across the state border?

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Blind Hiring, While Well Meaning, May Create Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A growing number of companies are experimenting with blind hiring. It's a process that seeks to eliminate bias by hiding a job candidate's identity.

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Campus Food Pantries For Hungry Students On The Rise

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Students with tight budgets are flocking to pantries at colleges. The nonprofits take donations, usually food that's about to be thrown out. That's sparking debate over what "needy" really means.

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Warnings of Collapse as Egyptian Unrest Spreads

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Unrest continues to unfold in Egypt. The mayhem that's broken out on the streets away from the capital in cities like Port Said, is now spilling over into the streets of Cairo. Noel K...

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The Latest From Cairo

Monday, December 03, 2012

A new Islamist Constitution, a Judiciary that refuses to rule on its legitimacy and a President who has made his edicts temporarily above judicial review. The situation in Egypt is convoluted and fluid. Noel King, a radio reporter based in Cairo, gives us the latest on an unstable political situation from the ground.

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Morsi Expands His Own Power, Raising Concern Among Egyptians and Abroad

Monday, November 26, 2012

Less than two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak there is growing fear this week that newly elected President Mohamed Morsi is headed towards an autocratic rule. This comes after a...

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What's the Likelihood of a Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Freelance reporter Noel King reports from Egypt on the prospect of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

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Hamas in the Gaza Strip

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hostilities in the Middle East escalated over the weekend as rockets targeting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were launched by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza. Rashid Khalidi, pr...

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Egyptian High Court and Military Square Off with Newly-Elected President Morsi

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Last month, the Egyptian high court and military generals dissolved the country’s parliament. But on Sunday, President Morsi decreed that the legislature — dominated by his fellow Isl...

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Egypt's Youth and Today's Historic Presidential Election

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

History will be made in Egypt today and the country’s political future will be determined. Egyptians are heading to the polls to elect a new president after an extraordinary 15 months...

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Egyptians Rally One Year After 'Friday of Rage'

Friday, January 27, 2012

In Egypt thousands of people have converged on Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of "Friday of Rage," a key day in the popular uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. A year ago Mubarak's security forces fired on protesters who streamed into the square, killing and wounding hundreds. The day ended with a collapse of Mubarak's much-hated security forces. 

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This Week's Agenda: Libyan Rebels Overtake Tripoli, Obama Prepares Jobs Speech

Monday, August 22, 2011

Over the weekend, Libyan rebel forces took key positions near the capital of Tripoli, and last night they flooded into the capital and battled with loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Rebels captured two of Gadhafi's sons, including Seif al-Islam, the assumed heir-apparent, while civilians celebrated in the streets over what may be the end of Gadhafi's 42 years in power of Libya. Meanwhile, in the United States, candidates who hope to capture the Republican presidential nomination continue to duke it out over who would lead the country best, and President Obama is preparing his jobs plan, which he'll unveil in a speech next month.

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