Stories From May 2013

May 31, 2013

Hillsborough farmers get start at Breeze Farm

Will Cramer is the successful farm manager behind Ever Laughter Farm just north of Hillsborough. He and his business partner Sam Hummel, are among those who got their start at Orange County's Breeze Farm enterprise incubator. New farmer programs will benefit from support of the 2013 Farm to Fork Picnic June 9.

May 31, 2013

A bond bubble?

We’re now very familiar with the term housing bubble. First, housing prices doubled from 1997 to 2006, but then they crashed and had a big role in causing the recession. Now, some people are worrying about another possible bubble for bonds. What does this mean? N.C. State University economist explains the potential bond bubble.

May 30, 2013

Tractor gives students access to latest technology

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students will be able to learn on the latest equipment thanks to the generosity of a farm equipment manufacturer and a farm machinery dealer.

May 30, 2013

Debt goals

The current national debt is over $16 trillion, and some say it represents our biggest economic problem. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses different ways to view the debt.

May 29, 2013

Economist sees N.C., national economy improving

Dr. Mike Walden, economist and William Neal Reynolds Distinguished professor at North Carolina State University, sees both the national and state economies growing and adding jobs over the next two years in his summer 2012 Economic Outlook.

May 29, 2013

Stimulus vs. austerity

Most people are not happy with our elected leaders in Washington and their inability to come to some agreement on government spending, taxes and the national debt. Some say the reason is politics. But others say the differences are deeper than that. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the different philosophies at play.

May 28, 2013

Clashing stock market theories

The Stock Market has come all the way back from its lows during the recession. This has generated much more interest in stock investing for more people. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden provides advice for people new to Stock Market investing on one of the first issues they need to address.

May 28, 2013

The dean’s ice cream is . . .

The votes have been counted, and Dean Richard Linton's official Howling Cow ice cream is . . .

May 28, 2013

PHHI researchers enhance combat rations with fruits, vegetables

North Carolina State University is working with the U.S. Army to create functional food ingredients from fruits and vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations for soldiers.

May 27, 2013

The underground economy

The U.S. economy is currently measured as generating $16 trillion dollars annually in income. But some say this doesn’t tell the whole story, because some income isn’t reported. That is, it’s underground. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains the underground economy.