The economy is growing and adding jobs, but slowly. There are still fewer people employed today in the nation and in North Carolina than before the recession. Most agree faster growth would mean more jobs, but would it also address some of our other economic issues? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
Through a recent grant to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (TTFC) is providing funds to expand and continue the work of the AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs in North Carolina.
A recent economic report said almost half of all current jobs could be replaced by technology in the future. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains the reasoning and the implications.
J.C. “Jay” Wells, of Greenville, the second full-time Extension plant pathologist at North Carolina State University, died Nov. 10 at the age of 92.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning and planning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model, adapt accordingly to the current economic environment and devise a strategy going forward.
One of the recession’s effects was not only a major pullback in home sales but also a downsizing of home square footage. Now that we are back to economic growth and to a housing market rebound, has housing size also made a return? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
“Preparing the Way,” a campaign initiative for the foundation boards of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to join N.C. State University’s Pullen Society, was launched Nov. 7. The foundations also presented the annual Distinguished Service Award to Jimmy Gentry, president of the State Grange.
With the budget stalemate playing out in Washington in recent weeks, talk of the default on federal debt has been in the news. What does a debt default mean, and what would be the consequences? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
The question of raising the debt limit has occupied the nation’s attention for several weeks. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what it’s about.
The Affordable Care Act, some call it Obamacare, is being rolled out. There are strong feelings, both pro and con, about this program. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden gives a broad view of what the legislation is designed to do.