Impacts of China’s currency
China’s president recently made a state visit to the United States, and there were numerous headlines about China’s currency and its impact on world trade. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
Anne Edwards is new Carteret director
Anne Edwards, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension horticulture agent for Carteret County, has been named to direct the county’s extension program.
The economy and demographics
Sometimes we try to make simple things more complicated than they need to be. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says economists do this sometimes, too, and as a result tend to overlook a simple factor related to economic improvement.
New info sheet explains easy-to-overlook tax deduction
For the 2010 tax year, some individuals -- including self-employed farmers -- are able to deduct health insurance premiums from net income subject to the self-employment tax. To answer questions that are cropping up about the deduction, the national Rural Tax Education project has issued an online fact sheet (PDF).
Sullivan, Threadgill are AAAS Fellows
Two faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Nagy is Caldwell County Extension director
Seth N. Nagy, an agricultural Extension agent in Caldwell County, has been named director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center there, effective Feb. 1. Nagy’s appointment was announced by Caldwell County Manager Stan Kiser and Dr. Joe Zublena, director, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.
CALS alumnus appointed to the Society of Fellows at Harvard University
Julien Ayroles, a recent Ph.D. graduate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Genetics, will investigate one of the most fundamental goals in modern biology -- to understand the relationship between genotypic and phenotypic variation.
YOU DECIDE: Why aren’t the jobs coming back?
The economy is improving, but unemployment is still high. What's going on? Mike Walden discusses.
Merging Duke Power and Progress Energy
A blockbuster of a business marriage was recently announced: The power giants Duke Power and Progress Energy will become one large power generation and distribution company. This is a big deal for the nation but especially for North Carolina. Why is it happening and what will be the impact? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
Stewart accepted for the A-P-L-U national Food Systems Leadership Institute
The FSLI enhances personal and professional development by emphasizing leadership competencies, skills for organizational change and a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of food systems.