Stories From Oct 2010

Oct 29, 2010

More job openings

All eyes are on the job market, especially for the 16 million people nationally and 400,000 folks in North Carolina who are unemployed. Is there any indication that hiring has picked up? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden weighs in.

Oct 29, 2010

CALS students attend 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky

When the United States welcomed the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to Kentucky, 45 students from N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were among spectators -- thanks to Alltech.

Oct 29, 2010

YOU DECIDE: Will more money help the economy?

What will the Federal Reserve do to stimulate the economy? And will it work? Mike Walden discusses the Fed's likely course of action and the impact it is likely to have on the economy.

Oct 28, 2010

Good news on income

Although the recession has been officially declared as over, there are still many issues in the economy. Any piece of good economic news is worth crowing about, and, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says, we have some positive results from the governments latest report on personal income.

Oct 27, 2010

Howling Cow scores again

New Chancellor's Choice flavor Wolf Tracks is a hit! Watch video from the flavor unveiling.

Oct 27, 2010

Hawk named Extension director for Jackson and Swain counties

Robert J. Hawk, a community resource development Extension agent for a 12-county area of western North Carolina, has been named the new county Extension director for both Jackson and Swain counties.

Oct 27, 2010

Housing prices

Housing prices took an unprecedented plunge during the recession, with many economists thinking the drop was largely responsible for the depth of the recession. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what's going on with housing prices lately.

Oct 26, 2010

Golden LEAF provides support for Christmas tree, hemlock research

A $65,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation will be used to find Fraser fir and eastern hemlock trees that are able to resist insects that can kill the trees.

Oct 26, 2010

North Carolina manufacturing

Many people think manufacturing is a dying industry. Manufacturing was once a large and strong industry in North Carolina, and it still is important, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.

Oct 26, 2010

Michael Atkins: Giving something of himself

The upcoming Christmas season brings a chance for Thomas Jefferson Scholars to help out others in the community through the Warming Tree Project. CALS sophomore Michael Atkins, who started the project with his sister, explains what the project is and why he's kept it going for more than six years. You can donate warm clothing items at the Warming Tree Project Christmas tree in Patterson Hall.