Most people understandably considered the dramatic drop in oil and gas prices as the biggest economic stunner last year. But NC State University economist Mike Walden says another price change at least belongs in the same stunner category.
The gap between what is financially needed by retirees and what is financially available for retirees is widening, says Mike Walden. He explores possible options for maintaining pre-retirement standards of living.
The rate of shopping that takes place on computers and other electronic devices continues to grow at double-digit rates each year. One of the reasons people shop at particular brick-and-mortar stores is convenience to their home or place of work. Since this isn’t a factor for online shopping, how are shoppers to decide which sites to use? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Hop growers and brewers in North Carolina and Virginia are invited to attend the first NC-VA Hops Conference and Beginning Hop Farmer Conference, March 13-14 at North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Forsyth County Center, Winston-Salem.
Looking forward to the 2015 gardening season? Check out the NC State University Department of Horticultural Science’s latest newsletter. It’s packed with Cooperative Extension stories on topics such as January garden chores, soil sampling, selecting vegetable varieties and producing tree fruit: http://horticulture.wordpress.ncsu.edu/2015/01/
Mike Walden explains why structural job change may be the source of job gains and losses in the future — and reveals implications of further impact.
One of the biggest complaints people have today is that they are too busy – that they don’t have enough time. What’s behind this perception? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Currituck County has won a national award for its efforts to maintain healthy coastal and ocean resources through a green initiative spearheaded in part by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
Dr. John Thomas Ambrose — a popular College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor, NC State University administrator and bee authority – passed away in January after a short battle with brain cancer. He was 70.
U.S. energy production has increased in economic importance, but it’s nowhere near the level of significance in countries such as Saudi Arabia. What’s the Saudi plan for coping with today’s low oil prices? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds.