Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Who’s not participating in the labor force?

The percentage of American adults in the labor force has steadily declined over the last decade. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains this trend.

Why are corporations holding so much cash?

Corporations have record amounts of cash on hand. What’s going on? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Who’s gained the most?

For some economic sectors, the stock market has been bumpier in recent years. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Underwater mortgages float to the top

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what has happened to underwater mortgages, mortgage loans that exceed the value of the home the mortgage financed.

The declining labor share

Statistics show the share of income earned by companies being paid to workers has been declining for several decades. Is it just that companies don’t have to pay workers as much as they use to? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden talks about what’s going on.

The burst of mergers

A number of mergers have been announced recently. Kroger is acquiring Harris Teeter. US Air and American Airlines are trying to combine. And now Walgreens says it will Kerr Drug Stores. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what’s going on.

The benefit of having a headquarters

North Carolina, like most states, is actively engaged in recruiting new businesses. Some experts, however, say all businesses aren’t created equal, that there’s a special benefit to successfully attracting a company headquarters. Why? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

The shape of the job market

The job market in North Carolina resembles a dumbbell. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

The fifth Anniversary of the crash

The financial crash five years ago that led to worst recession in 70 years raised a number of questions about our economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

The part-time work issue

More people who have jobs are now working part-time. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden talks about why part-time work is on the rise.

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