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Aug 12, 2019
Positive side to economic turmoil? Lower interest rates
“Yes, mortgage rates should trend lower,” says Walden when asked about the impact of declining prices for government bonds amidst the trade war and currency dispute with China.
Jul 24, 2019
State jobless rate remains unchanged at 4.1% in June
Walden: The state continues to add jobs, but two headwinds are at play — sluggishness of economic activity in the hurricane-impacted areas, and slowdowns in manufacturing and farming — partly due to the tariff skirmishes.
Aug 8, 2019
Recession more likely if trade, currency wars continue, warns NCSU economist
Check out Mike Walden’s interview on the trade war and its potential implications on recession.
Jul 10, 2019
IBM-Red Hat might not mean big number of layoffs
Walden: The two firms have already had a partnership, so they have been working together. Also, the merger announcement indicated Red Hat would remain a distinct unit, and its independence would be preserved