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February 2012

Feb 29, 2012

Living alone

A record number of Americans now live alone. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at what’s behind this phenomenon. 

Feb 28, 2012

Improving investment returns

For investors who don’t want to take much risk with their money, the current financial environment is challenging. Rates of return on low-risk investments are very low. Is there anything that safe investors can do to improve the situation? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Feb 27, 2012

Is manufacturing back?

Is there a real revival of manufacturing in the United States, or is it just talk? And if it’s real, is it generating jobs? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

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Feb 24, 2012

People, pigs and infant formula

People, pigs and infant formula would seem a strange combination, but a study involving baby pigs reveals much about what makes a nutritious (human) infant formula. 

Feb 24, 2012

Garden classroom offers ‘endless possibilities’ in Caswell County

A new outdoor classroom on the grounds of Caswell County’s Stoney Creek Elementary School promises to be a healthy learning environment in more ways than one. The facility was built at the school through a project led by Brandi Boaz, assistant 4-H Extension agent. 

Feb 24, 2012

The euro problem

The economic problems in Europe with the euro and potential default of some countries continue. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden gives a thumbnail sketch of the essential issue. 

Feb 23, 2012

Are interest rates artificially low?

By many measures interest rates are at a generation low. But all folks aren’t happy with this situation, and some say the government is purposefully holding interest rates down. N.C. State University Mike Walden takes a look at the issue. 

Feb 22, 2012

North Carolina home economics legend Ada Dalla-Pozza honored by NC State University Alumni Association

Ada Dalla-Pozza received the 2011 North Carolina State University Alumni Association Award of Merit. The Alumni Association awards honor alumni and friends of the university for their professional and personal accomplishments and their continuing support of NC State. 

Feb 22, 2012

Is government a business?

We’re in an important political election year, and so many political issues are being discussed. Some people argue that government should be run like a business. But what does this mean? And can it work? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers. 

Feb 21, 2012

Campaign for beloved North Carolina FFA center gets jump start from Murphy-Brown LLC

Murphy-Brown LLC, livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc. and the world’s largest producer of pork products, kicked off a fundraising drive for the North Carolina FFA Center at White Lake with a $50,000 gift.