When people are considering borrowing money, one of the key features they examine is the interest rate on the loan. Is this the only factor that’s important when looking at what loans will cost? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Geography and economics
A phrase was coined a few years ago by a famous writer who said the world is flat. By this, he meant technology and modern communications and transportation have almost eliminated distance and made the entire world accessible. But does this mean geography is obsolete? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Day one on the dean's tour: Mills River
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton's first stop on his tour of North Carolina was Mills River, near Asheville, where he celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center building, visited faculty stationed at the center and met with Cooperative Extension's State Advisory Council.
Has tourism come back?
N.C. State University economist Mike Walden recently spoke at a tourism industry conference. The industry was hit hard during the recession but is experiencing a rebound.
Students suggest ideas to study abroad in Croatia
Two graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who visited the University of Zagreb in Croatia have developed ideas for study abroad programs that would introduce American students to Croatian agriculture and culture.
Household income trends
A recent report indicated that the average income received by a household was more than 8 percent lower than it was in 2007. Is this accurate? And, if so, what does it mean? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
The Fed to the rescue – again?
Chairman Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve recently announced some major new initiatives by that powerful agency to support the economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden elaborates.
Hope for the economy
People are looking for some good news about the condition of the economy, and N.C. State University economist Mike Walden gives them some.
Unemployment rate update
There’s been modest improvement in the job market, with both jobs increasing and the jobless rate decreasing slightly. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden provides a snapshot of where we stand.
Improving your hiring chances
Folks without a job are looking for any edge they can use to land new employment. What are the experts saying about bettering a person’s likelihood of being hired? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.