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February 2013

Feb 28, 2013

Global re-balancing

In the discussion about where the world economy is headed, the term global re-balancing is often used. What does this mean? Does it suggest something is out of balance in world finances and, therefore, must be brought back in balance? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Feb 27, 2013

Purdue recognizes Brandenburg as Distinguished Agriculture Alumnus

Dr. Rick Brandenburg, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the Department of Entomology, will be recognized March 1 as one of eight Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award winners at Purdue University. Brandenburg earned a bachelor's degree in entomology from Purdue in 1977. 

Feb 27, 2013

Metro rankings

There are many rankings released every year for states and metropolitan areas on their economic performance, and one recently released ranking puts a couple of North Carolina metropolitan areas in a good light. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains. 

Feb 26, 2013

Garden delights and highlights

A new garden calendar from N.C. State University's urban horticulture program highlights events, tours, workshops and conferences for beginners and pros taking place at Cooperative Extension centers, gardens, arboretums and other sites throughout the state. 

Feb 26, 2013

New wealth effect estimates

We naturally focus on jobs and income as drivers of consumer spending, but for a long time economists have argued that a person’s wealth is also a determinant of spending. Do we know how this wealth effect has played out during the recent ups and downs of our economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Feb 25, 2013

Western turf conference is March 12

The annual Western North Carolina Turfgrass Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at the Virginia C. Boone Mountain Heritage Building at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher just outside Asheville. 

Feb 25, 2013

The economic pulse of North Carolina

Each month N.C. State University economist Mike Walden constructs a leading economic indicator index for North Carolina, and he’s a little bullish on the recently released January index. 

Feb 22, 2013

Is the economy slipping again?

A recent government report showed the economy going in reverse at the end of last year. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether we are in danger of heading into another recession. 

Feb 21, 2013

A more competitive U.S. workforce

Annual data show how American workers’ costs have changed compared to foreign workers. The newest report was recently released, and N.C. State University economist Mike Walden shares the highlights. 

Feb 20, 2013

College Profile: Sharon Rowland

Sharon Rowland retires after a career devoted to the betterment of Cooperative Extension and the people it serves.