Stories From Sep 2012

Sep 28, 2012

YOU DECIDE: What divides our economic views?

Economic issues are front and center in this year's political campaigns, and candidates have differing views on economic solutions. Mike Walden discusses four important economic issues.

Sep 28, 2012

Spending time

Time and money are our two major resources. A new government report was just released that shows how parents use their time. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden gives the highlights.

Sep 27, 2012

Conference helps ag agents hone skills

For Cooperative Extension agricultural agents, keeping skills current and being informed about the industry issues of the day are key to doing the job well. This summer, 64 agricultural agents from around the state came to Raleigh for N.C. Cooperative Extension’s seventh Livestock/Forage/Field Crop Agent Training Conference.

Sep 27, 2012

Raleigh is back

Local job numbers were just released, and there’s reason for those in the Raleigh area to celebrate. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Sep 26, 2012

Internet sales

For a while there’s been an issue involving taxes applied to internet sales. Why is this issue important to states? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Sep 25, 2012

NCSU Lawn Care app now available for Android

With categories like “grasses,” “pest problems” and “irrigation,” the North Carolina State University Lawn Care app is a convenient, valuable tool for homeowners and commercial landscapers alike. Developed by the university’s Turfgrass Program, the app is now available for Android devices.

Sep 25, 2012

Why fewer households are moving

Statisticians tell us that we’re less of a nation on the move than we used to be. That is, fewer people are moving from one state to another. It’s been thought this was a result of the recession and poor housing market, which made it difficult for people to sell their homes. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains, there may be another answer.

Sep 24, 2012

The shrinking middle class

A recent study by the Pew Research Center made quite a splash, showing that in the last decade the middle class has shrunk by 6 percent. But in the last 40 years the decline has been more than 17percent. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what’s going on.

Sep 21, 2012

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane” enters 10th season

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane,” an award-winning TV show from N.C. State University, kicks off its 10th season Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon on UNC-TV.

Sep 21, 2012

North Carolina outlook

Everyone wants to know where the economy is going. N.C. State University’s Mike Walden outlines what his leading economic indicator index suggests for North Carolina.