People who travel across the United States may notice that some of our cities are vibrant and growing, but also costly, while others are shrinking and struggling, yet very inexpensive. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses new research into those differences.
Lending and credit help drive our economy, and both took big hits during the recession. But where does lending stand now? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Although the housing market has been recovering from the recession, some analysts say something is still lacking — buyers, particularly young buyers. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the issue.
Extension’s State Advisory Council toured two sites in Boone, following its fall meeting there in November 2013. SAC members toured a constructed that Extension had been involved in creating. They also toured a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm in Foscoe, near Boone.
Economic statistics showed that the cost of living typically rises over time. A big family challenge is to earn enough to keep up with rising prices. But di the cost of living and how much it changes vary in different parts of the country? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Inflation has been way down on the list of economic issues in recent years. In 2009, we actually had deflation — meaning average prices dropped. But some worried that higher inflation is just a matter of time, especially with all the money and credit the Federal Reserve has produced. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the inflation forecast.
Every month the federal government releases national cost-of-living information. But does the government issue simliar information for states, counties or cities? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Trade with foreign countries has become an increasingly important part of our economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at the most important U.S. cities when it comes to international trade.
As the holidays approach, Franklin County farmer Robert Elliott sends his thanks, in the form of an audio slideshow, to Cooperative Extension and agricultural agent Martha Mobley, this year’s winner of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Educator of the Year Award.
One common way government tries to deal with a recession is to motivate consumer spending by providing tax rebates and deductions. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether there is evidence that this works.