They’re still coming to North Carolina
Statistics for household movement between states over the last two years are now available. Has the trend of people moving to North Carolina continued? N.C. State University econnomist Mike Walden answers.
Good gas prices
Most of us received an early Christmas in the form of a price we see almost every day: gas prices. In some markets, prices have tumbled to their lowest level in three years. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at the cause of this good news.
Some people think of unemployment as someone losing a job, staying unemployed for a while and then finally getting a new job. But this isn't always the case, explains N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.
Are we taking on too much debt?
The latest statistics show American households are again adding that too much debt. That was one of the factors that led to the recession. But N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says we probably aren't going to repeat history.
Share your thoughts on Cooperative Extension’s future
While listening sessions across the state have wrapped up, the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is still seeking public comment as part of its ongoing strategic visioning and planning initiative.
Outlook for Christmas sales
Christmas sales are important to the overall economy and for many individual businesses. After all, sales at this time of year can mean the difference between profits and losses. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden provides a Christmas sales forecast.
Happy 100th birthday
This year marks the 100th birthday of the Federal Reserve. But opinions vary on whether we should celebrate or regret this milestone. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
Poinsettias remain a perennially popular holiday plant, both for gifts and decorations. But how do much water do they need? And how can you get them to flower again? Cooperative Extension at N.C. State University provides answers to these and other timely topics on its poinsettia portal at http://poinsettias.ces.ncsu.edu/.
Extension schools give aspiring growers a start
Want to become a farmer? Or are you already a farmer, but interesting in transitioning to sustainable production of specialty crops or produce for the local market? Two North Carolina Cooperative Extension farm schools are designed to help you learn effective production methods, business planning, financial management, marketing strategies and more.
How quickly things can change
Twenty and 30 years ago, many people gave gloomy U.S. economic forecasts, especially when it came to our ability to compete internationally. But are those observations out of date today? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.