Is North Carolina's economy still changing?
North Carolina's economy has changed dramatically over the past several decades. Industries such as textiles, tobacco and furniture, which dominated the economy for generations, have been replaced by upstarts like technology, finance and health care. Is the transformation still occurring? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Farm Animal Days attracts largest crowd ever
The college's annual Farm Animal Days event drew a record crowd of 10,962 during its three-day run in March. There are animals galore – including chicks, sheep and rabbits to pet – as well as roping demonstrations, tractors to climb on and complimentary cups of N.C. State’s signature “Howling Cow” ice cream.
Guadalupe Arce-Jiminez: CALS scholar and activist
Freshman biological sciences major Guadalupe Arce-Jiminez, originally from Mexico, is among CALS' first class of Dale and Genia Bone Scholars. The scholarship goes to selected farmworkers or their dependents.
Do energy prices move together?
When we hear oil prices are rising, we know that the increases will eventually come to gas at the pump. But does this also mean we will pay more to heat our homes or our hot water? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Big oil producers
Oil is in the news again with the continued price hikes we are seeing. Much of the concern now focuses on supply amid the turmoil in the Middle East. This leads to a simple yet important question: Just who are the largest oil producers in the world? N.C State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Bryce Lane to host campus plant walk, April 16
Bryce Lane, undergraduate coordinator in the Horticultural Science Department and host of the Emmy Award-winning show In the Garden on WUNC-TV, will lead participants on a tour describing the plants and trees on N.C. State University’s North Campus at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16.
The U.S. Census released population numbers for North Carolina for the last decade (2000-2010). N.C. State University economist Mike Walden describes the highlights.
Finally some good job news
Job creation in the country has been disappointing. But many economists thought this would change at least temporarily in February after the winter storms passed. Where they right? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Nursery collaborates with N.C. State to solve production challenges
From its greenhouses and farm in Rougemont, Hoffman Nursery sells ornamental and native grass liners -- or starter plants -- wholesale to customers all across the United States and Canada. But when the company’s owners need solutions to production problems, they frequently look much closer to home -- to the agricultural research and Extension experts at N.C. State University.
More job confusion
Job data appear to be diverging: One recent job survey showed only a trickle of new jobs, while another survey showed thousands of additional jobs created. What’s the person on the street to think? Is the job market good or bad? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.