Stories From May 2011

May 5, 2011

Library seeks historic State Fair premiums

The State Library of North Carolina is looking around the state for extra copies of old N.C. State Fair Premium Lists that could be donated to the library or loaned for digitization.

May 5, 2011

Government versus the market

A major plan was recently released that would significantly reduce both the federal deficit and debt. How is this accomplished? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

May 4, 2011

When will the Fed shift?

The Federal Reserve has been doing its part to boost the economy by keeping key interest rates low and printing money. But some say the Fed will eventually have to shift away from this policy. Why would they do this, and what would it mean? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

May 3, 2011

North Carolina jobs

The general economy and the job market have been improving very modestly in North Carolina. What kind of jobs have recently been created? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

May 2, 2011

Textiles competes

You have to look no further than North Carolina to see the impact of international competition on an industry. Our state was once the world’s center of textile and apparel production, and now much of that production has gone to foreign countries. But a rebound may be taking place. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

May 2, 2011

'Dr. Oz Show' to feature N.C. State prof

N.C. State University food scientist Dr. Mary Ann Lila is set to appear on TV’s The Dr. Oz Show on Thursday May 5. She will discuss the multifaceted protection from cancer and other diseases that blueberries provide.