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.
Martha Mobley, Franklin County agricultural agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension has been named the North Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Extension Educator of the Year.
Are too many of the jobs being created today part-time? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what the data tell us.
Mortgage rates have risen noticeably in the last year, and that makes it more expensive for people to buy homes. So will housing sales start to slip again under the weight of higher borrowing costs? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
CALS equine specialist Dr. Amy McLean plays a key role in an international initiative to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working equids.
The legislation ending the federal government shutdown established a working group in Congress to look at a long-run solution to federal budgetary issues. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what they will be considering.
The government’s latest report puts the national unemployment rate at 7.2 percent. Some critics say this rate is way too low to be accurate. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether the critics have a case.
Three U.S. economists recently won Nobel Prizes. Two of the three won for their contributions to investment analysis. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains the practical investment implications of these winners’ work.