Chris Liotta

Aug 30, 2017

Economic Perspective: How Are We Doing?

Many households appear to feel stuck economically, and are not seeing their standard of living improving. Do the numbers support this?

Aug 21, 2017

Economic Perspective: E-Commerce and Retailing

A greater share of the sales market today takes place online. How has the shift from retail stores affected the employment opportunities?

Aug 18, 2017

You Decide: What Explains Rising College Costs?

New students face many challenges, primary among them being the matter of money. What’s the cause of rising tuitions, and what are the methods for dealing with the issue being discussed?

Aug 14, 2017

Economic Perspective: What Are Recessionary Signals?

Everyone wants to know when the next recession is coming. Are there some signals to be on the look out for?

Feb 9, 2017

Eye on the (Butterfly) Future

Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch is studying how climate change affects a butterfly population, in hopes of aiding conservation.

Dec 23, 2016

How to Prepare Your Own Eggnog

Ever wonder how to make your own egg nog at home? NC State University’s Dr. Ben Chapman has a few tips for how to safely prepare this holiday staple on your own.

Nov 23, 2016

You Decide: Will The Trump Economic Policies Work?

A big part of the presidential political campaigns centered on the economy, with candidates talking about boosting economic growth, creating jobs and improving pay. With Mr. Trump the winner, all eyes will be on the policies he will promote to achieve these goals. So what will President-elect Trump eventually do to help the economy?

Oct 17, 2016

Economic Perspective: Why Are Interest Rates Continuing to be Low?

Interest rates have continued to be at a historic low recently. What factors could be playing into this? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the potential reasons.

Aug 16, 2016

Back in the Saddle

Franklin County kicked off its 21st annual Horse Tour, where owners can gather, share and gain knowledge of the equine industry.

Aug 15, 2016

Engineering a New Mosquito

The field of genetic engineering offers an array of approaches to eliminating human diseases spread by mosquitoes. NC State Univeristy Ph.D. student Sophia Webster is conducting research on one viable solution to the problem.