Noel King

Freelance Journalist based in Egypt

Noel King appears in the following:

Supreme Court's Decision About Printer Cartridges Could Have Big Consequences

Thursday, April 06, 2017

A case about reselling printer cartridges has landed in front of the Supreme Court. The Court's decision could have big implications for a whole slew of consumer products, from computers to cars.


Episode 762: The Fine Print

Friday, March 31, 2017

On today's show: Snuggies, printer toner, and a banking road trip. Three stories about what happens when you actually read the fine print.


How Ben Franklin And King Louis XVI Inspired Emoluments Clause

Friday, March 10, 2017

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.


Federal Program Helps American Workers Who Lost Jobs To Trade Policies

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Much has been said about American workers who have lost their jobs to trade policies. But there's a little-known federal program designed to get them back in the workforce.


How A Grieving Father Created The Model For Anti-Terror Lawsuits

Thursday, January 12, 2017

After Steve Flatow's daughter was killed in a terrorist attack, he wanted justice. He embarked on a legal quest to get the right to sue a country: Iran.


Is Author Philip Roth's Book Collection What Newark Public Library Needs?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Acclaimed author Philip Roth has chosen to donate his personal book collection to the struggling Newark Public Library. But some question whether books are what make a library relevant in 2016.


One Small Company Finds A Solution To Employee Burnout

Friday, December 09, 2016

Many companies find workplace burnout tough to tackle. But a call center in Chicago says it's found a way to keep morale up and employee turnover down.


When A Psychologist Succumbed To Stress, He Coined The Term 'Burnout'

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Between email and cell phones, many of us feel like we're at work 24/7. The concept of workplace burnout is not that old. NPR's Planet Money team has the story of the man who coined the term.


Construction Firms Consider Costs Of Trump's Border Wall

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Concrete and construction firms along the U.S.-Mexico border are already crunching the numbers on what it would take to build a thousand mile wall. It is a huge undertaking.


What Money Can't Solve

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A confession is tortured out of a suspect. He goes to prison. Thirty-three years later, he gets a check for what he endured. But forgiveness is not part of the bargain. 

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Chronicle of Philanthropy List Reveals Striking Change In Charity Landscape

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes a list of the biggest charities in the U.S. This year, there has been a change in the No. 1 spot that philanthropy watchers call "stunning."


How A Revolutionary Ad Campaign Helped To Turn Around Subaru

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In two decades, Subaru has gone from struggling carmaker to steady success. What changed the company's fate? An ad campaign aimed at a group of consumers other automakers were ignoring.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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?


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?


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.


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.