Stories From Oct 2013

Oct 31, 2013

Information overload

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses information management and how to avoid information overload.

Oct 30, 2013

The importance of labor mismatch

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why many economists think a mismatch between labor demand and supply is responsible for relatively high unemployment.

Oct 29, 2013

Tracking consumer spending

Concern has been expressed about the lack of strong sales growth for retail outlets, but N.C. State University economist isn't particularly worried.

Oct 28, 2013

Horticultural scientist explores tomato flavor

Consumers value garden-fresh flavor when it comes to tomatoes, but such flavor isn't always available on grocery store shelves year-round. Recently published research from N.C. State University scientist Dilip Panthee and colleagues aims to change that.

Oct 28, 2013

Trends for basic prices

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden speculates on whether prices for raw materials are likely to head up or down.

Oct 25, 2013

A different textile industry

Textile production and employment have been in a downward spiral in North Carolina for 30 years, but N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says there's some hope for change.

Oct 25, 2013

YOU DECIDE: Can growth solve our economic problems?

North Carolina is growing economically, but what if the state could grow faster? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden looks at North Carolina's economic growth.

Oct 24, 2013

New household wealth numbers

The Federal Reserve just provided the latest measurement of household wealth. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden tells us how we're doing.

Oct 23, 2013

Entomologist is State Fair’s giant pumpkin king

As an Extension entomologist at N.C. State University, Dr. Jack Bacheler helps folks grow crops without giving up too much to insects that feast on plants. This year, Bacheler himself has a gardening success story – he is the proud producer of the State Fair’s biggest pumpkin.

Oct 23, 2013

New poverty numbers

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the latest numbers on U.S. poverty, just released by the federal government.