Stories From Jun 2013

Jun 10, 2013

Lost workers

Fewer people are in the job market, which may make the unemployment rate look better than it really is. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this trend.

Jun 7, 2013

YOU DECIDE: How will technology shape our future?

How will tomorrow's technology and gadgets impact our lives? Economist Mike Walden discusses a report that looks into the future.

Jun 7, 2013

An economic embarrassment

There was a minor earthquake in the economics profession when some graduate students found some errors in major research that has been cited around the world. What’s this about? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden has the answer.

Jun 6, 2013

Rating the rebound

Most economists now agree the economy is growing. But the slap on this recovery thus far is that it has been lackluster. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the latest economic numbers.

Jun 6, 2013

The college job market

It’s graduation time again, and many eager college grads will be pounding the pavement for jobs. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden talks about what they'll find.

Jun 6, 2013

Pension problems?

Most states have large public pension funds for employees. Some of these funds are facing immediate financial problems. North Carolina’s fund is not one of them. But some economists say all funds face longer-term issues related to something called the discount rate. What is this possible problem? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Jun 4, 2013

Strawberry breeding program receives national grants

Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is working on two grant-funded projects to support work in transferring the latest research to strawberry growers in North and South Carolina and Virginia to maximize yields and profitability.

Jun 3, 2013

Unemployed youth

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden talks about how we're doing creating jobs for young people.

Jun 3, 2013

Are you lookin’ over a four-leaf clover?

Are four-leaf clovers becoming more common? N.C. State News Services' Matt Shipman asks John Dole, head of the Horticultural Science Department in The Abstract today.

Jun 3, 2013

New leader for leadership institute

Dr. Marshall Stewart, special assistant to the dean and associate director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named director of the Food Systems Leadership Institute, succeeding Dr. Ken Swartzel, who has directed the institute since it was founded and is retiring.