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July 2013

Jul 31, 2013

The risk of bonds

Bonds are a key investing option. But recently there’s been a lot of discussion of the impact of rising interest rates and bonds and the returns that investors in bonds might make. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains. 

Jul 30, 2013

Staying away from cars

The automobile has been a staple of American society and culture for almost a century. Decade after decade, car ownership increased. But as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden points out to his wife, Mary, we are seeing changes in those trends, especially among younger households. 

Jul 29, 2013

Berryhill endowment will support CALS students from Person County

The Eugene C. Berryhill Sr. Scholarship endowment was established in the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc. in May. 

Jul 29, 2013

Home computers and school performance

Perhaps the most important public goal at the national, state, and local levels is improving K-12 student performance. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden highlights a recent study on whether computers at home help kids at school. 

Jul 26, 2013

Bringing CALS to counselors

A summer program raises awareness of CALS among high school and community college students by reaching out to their guidance and college transition counselors. 

Jul 26, 2013

What ails North Carolina’s economy?

Our state is recovering from the great recession, but slowly. Unemployment in North Carolina still remains stubbornly high. What is the major problem holding back our economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Jul 25, 2013

Visiting scientist wins Argentina’s highest science prize

A visiting scientist from Argentina who has been working in the Department of Crop Science is the winner of the most prestigious science award given in Argentina. 

Jul 25, 2013

What do schools do?

When we think about K-12 schools, we think about preparing young people for a career or for going on to college. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden points out to host Mary Walden, that’s not all that schools contribute. 

Jul 24, 2013

Booming states

Although the nation has been in an economic recovery for over three years, not all states have improved at the same rate. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether there are some common elements of a state’s economy that seem to have helped. 

Jul 23, 2013

Research Campus launches effort to engage students in science

An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus has launched a groundbreaking $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor. Called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program teams up university scientists, industry leaders and college students to explore how fruits and vegetables benefit human health.