Stories From Sep 2013

Sep 20, 2013

Extension and Community Association celebrates 100 years Oct. 27

North Carolina Cooperative Extension will hold a centennial gala Oct. 27 in Raleigh to celebrate 100 years of home demonstration programs in North Carolina, now know as Extension and Community Associations. Extension invites former Extension Homemaker Club members, current members of ECA and those involved with Extension’s family and consumer sciences program to attend this historic event at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center.

Sep 20, 2013

PHHI researchers featured on WUNC-TV science show Sept. 25

Two researchers from N.C. State University's Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) -- Dr. Mary Ann Lila and Dr. Allen Brown -- will be featured on UNC-TV's N.C. Science Now show on Wednesday Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Sep 20, 2013

North Carolina 4-H’ers are world champions in summer competition

The 4-H horse judging team won a World Championship at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Show in Oklahoma City.

Sep 19, 2013

Tax rates and professional athletes

Can European soccer players tell us anything about how income tax rates impact where we choose to live. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses a study that says, "Yes, they can."

Sep 18, 2013

Explaining top pay

An issue these days is why some salaries are so high, the so-called one percent. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why some salaries are so high.

Sep 17, 2013

National Farm Safety & Health Week: NC celebrates with new safety grant

As fall harvest gathers momentum, the N.C. Agromedicine Institute encourages North Carolina farm families to focus on farm health and safety during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21. The institute’s mission is to develop solutions for agricultural hazards, collaborate on strategies for preventing injury and illness, and work with communities to promote health and safety through its research, education and intervention programs.

Sep 17, 2013

The drop in commodity prices

Commodity prices for things like gold, silver, metals and even crops had been rising but are now falling. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what's going on.

Sep 16, 2013

Reverse mortgages

Television today seems filled with ads for reverse mortgages, usually endorsed by an actor or former actor. What are these mortgages? Are they a new way to buy a home? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses reverse mortgages.

Sep 13, 2013

YOU DECIDE: How is the job market like weightlifting?

Job growth is at opposite ends of the market, the high- and low-pay ends, with little growth in the middle. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explores this phenomenon and what it means for the economy.

Sep 13, 2013

Return of the consumer

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the driving force in today's economy and what has to change for the economy to improve.