Chris Liotta

Jan 24, 2018

Economic Perspective: Do Movers Still Like North Carolina?

Movers have flocked to North Carolina in recent decades. Are the trends that led them here continuing?

Jan 9, 2018

Economic Perspective: Automating Restaurants

Automation continues to alter the way businesses operate. As automation becomes more prevalent, how could it continue to change the restaurant industry?

Jan 5, 2018

You Decide: Where’s the Economy Headed in 2018

Economists look at many factors when predicting economic outlook. What do the trends they’re looking at leading into 2018 say?

Jan 3, 2018

Economic Perspective: Important News for the State Economy

Recently, there have been several announcements of new businesses and jobs coming to North Carolina. What’s behind this good news?

Dec 22, 2017

You Decide: Is North Carolina’s Economic Shift Complete?

North Carolina is very different from the state it was 40 years ago. Especially in the economy and industries, the state has seen a major shift. Is that shift complete?

Dec 18, 2017

Economic Perspective: Spending and Saving

Many economists believed the Great Recession recovery would be slow, and that people would save more. Did that happen, and are we now seeing changes from that?

Dec 8, 2017

You Decide: Can Good Behavior Sometimes Cost You More?

When we change our lifestyle to achieve a common goal most of us wouldn’t expect to pay more, but that’s not always the case. What factors go into determining service prices for a business?

Dec 4, 2017

Economic Perspective: Why People Take Social Security At Different Times

Some people wait to capitalize on their eligible Social Security benefits, while others take it immediately. What’s the thought process behind the thinking?

Nov 27, 2017

Economic Perspective: A Battle Of Deductions

One of the proposals on the table for tax change is to double the standard deduction. How would this impact the taxpayers?

Nov 8, 2017

Economic Perspective: Potential Impact Of Meat Substitutes

For a long time, scientists have talked about the development of synthetic meat. What could the impact of a growing synthetic meat market mean?