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Author: Dave Caldwell

Dec 22, 2010

YOU DECIDE: Will the economy be better in 2011?

Will the economy be naughty or nice next year? Mike Walden looks ahead and ventures an opinion. 

Dec 13, 2010

Team Broccoli: Project seeks East Coast broccoli industry

A North Carolina State University horticulturist is a member of a team of agricultural scientists that has embarked on what may be a decade-long effort to grow a $100 million broccoli industry on the East Coast. 

Dec 10, 2010

YOU DECIDE: Do we still have airplane mechanics?

Many people feel good-paying skilled jobs are falling by the wayside as a result of the impact of increased world trade. Mike Walden says the reality is more complicated. 

Dec 6, 2010

Orr elected Emergency Planning Committee leader

Candy Orr, safety and health coordinator for North Carolina State University Field Laboratories, has been elected vice chair of the Wake County Local Emergency Planning Committee. 

Dec 1, 2010

North Carolina to serve as FoodCorps site for program to help grow healthy children

A national effort to improve children’s knowledge of and access to healthy food will have a presence at five North Carolina locations beginning next year. 

Nov 24, 2010

YOU DECIDE: How can we forecast the economic future?

Economists are often asked to predict the economic future. But what's the best method of looking ahead? Mike Walden discusses different ways to assess the future. 

Nov 12, 2010

YOU DECIDE: What are the realities facing our new leaders?

The election is over and there were shake-ups in Washington and Raleigh. Election results reflected voter discontent, but what are the economic realities facing our new leaders? 

Nov 8, 2010

Canopy control: N.C. State project aims to make wine grape growers more competitive

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers are part of a multi-state effort designed to make East Coast vineyards more competitive with vineyards in other parts of the country. 

Nov 3, 2010

Turfgrass short course is Feb. 14-18

The annual North Carolina State University Turfgrass Short Course is scheduled for Feb. 14-18 at the university’s JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. 

Oct 29, 2010

YOU DECIDE: Will more money help the economy?

What will the Federal Reserve do to stimulate the economy? And will it work? Mike Walden discusses the Fed's likely course of action and the impact it is likely to have on the economy.