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August 2013

Aug 30, 2013

Bruneau golf tournament funds scholarships

Golfers can play a round on North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course and raise money for N.C. State scholarships Monday, Sept. 24 during the annual Dr. Art Bruneau Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser. 

Aug 30, 2013

YOU DECIDE: Do we ever have enough?

Is more always better? Economist Mike Walden tackles the concept of non-satiability and economic theory. 

Aug 30, 2013

The big tax debate begins

With tax legislation passed and signed by the governor here in North Carolina, we won’t hear about competing state tax proposals at least for a while. But this same debate is just beginning in Washington. N.C. State University economist explains why the same kind of issues will be debated in the nation as were discussed in our state. 

Aug 29, 2013

GDP update

The latest reading on GDP, the most comprehensive measure of our economy, was released, and it surprised economists. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains 

Aug 28, 2013

Alumnus Kendall Hill wins national volunteer award

Kendall Hill, a 1962 graduate of the college's Department of Horticultural Science and co-owner of Tull Hill Farms, recently won a Volunteer Service Award from the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association. 

Aug 28, 2013

The state of home buying

Things are looking up for home buying. New construction and sales are up but so too are prices and mortgage interest rates. Is this still a good time to buy, and will it get better or worse? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses home buying trends. 

Aug 27, 2013

What’s Basal?

A bank in a small city in Switzerland called Basal plays an oversized role in financial systems around the world. N.C. State economist Mike Walden explains. 

Aug 26, 2013

Comprehensive Pay

There's more to most people's salaries than what they take home. N.C. State economist Mike Walden discusses the various benefits employers often pay that are part of our salaries. 

Aug 23, 2013


Auctions often offer great bargains. And people seem to like auctions. So why isn't the auction method of selling items used more? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses auctions. 

Aug 22, 2013

Economic measures

Data drives today’s society. In terms of economic data, when you look beyond the national numbers and focus on a state like North Carolina and even communities within our state, what are the best types of measures? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.