Stories From Aug 2013

Aug 21, 2013

Creating a rural renaissance

With small towns and rural areas lagging behind their urban counterparts in terms of economic growth, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines strategies that could be used to improve rural and small town prospects in North Carolina.

Aug 20, 2013

Game changers for the economy

The McKenzie Global Institute has released a report on big changes that could have enormous positive impacts for our economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Aug 19, 2013

N.C. 4-H’ers awarded more than $117,000 in scholarships

As college and university students return to campus this month, a number of them have received scholarship assistance from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund. The foundation has awarded $117,075 scholarships to students from 40 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

Aug 19, 2013

Do foreign graduates return or stay?

As are many, if not most U.S. colleges and universities, N.C. State is seeing a major influx of students from other countries. Do those students return home after finishing their degrees? Or do they stay in this country? N.C. State […]

Aug 16, 2013

YOU DECIDE: Should you use a reverse mortgage?

For older homeowners, a reverse mortgage can provide added income. But homeowners need to understand how a reverse mortgage works. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Aug 16, 2013

Wages and the recovery

As the job market slowly begins to improve, people are directing more attention how much jobs are paying. But has pay been recovering along with jobs? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers. “Unfortunately not. … If you look at […]

Aug 15, 2013

Capping the gas tax

The N.C. General Assembly has put a cap of 37.5 cents on the state gas tax for about two years. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers the pluses and minuses of such a restriction.

Aug 14, 2013

Can inflation be too low?

Whenever Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks, people listen. Recently, he said he and the Federal Reserve would work both to keep inflation from being too high but also to keep it from being too low. How can inflation ever be too low? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Aug 13, 2013

SCIBLS offers unique opportunities to college-bound students

Sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the four-week Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Sciences gives high-school juniors and seniors opportunities to take college-level courses and work in state-of-the-art laboratories.

Aug 13, 2013

Steve Lommel named to lead CALS research

Dr. Steven Lommel has been named associate dean and director for the N.C. Agricultural Research Service in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective Sept. 1.