Economic Perspective

Jan 3, 2018

Economic Perspective: Important News for the State Economy

Recently, there have been several announcements of new businesses and jobs coming to North Carolina. What’s behind this good news?

Dec 25, 2017

Economic Perspective: The Outlook For Holiday Buying

There's growing optimism about how robust the holiday shopping will be this year. Do economists think the optimism will be fulfilled?

Dec 18, 2017

Economic Perspective: Spending and Saving

Many economists believed the Great Recession recovery would be slow, and that people would save more. Did that happen, and are we now seeing changes from that?

Dec 4, 2017

Economic Perspective: Why People Take Social Security At Different Times

Some people wait to capitalize on their eligible Social Security benefits, while others take it immediately. What's the thought process behind the thinking?

Nov 27, 2017

Economic Perspective: A Battle Of Deductions

One of the proposals on the table for tax change is to double the standard deduction. How would this impact the taxpayers?

Nov 13, 2017

Economic Perspective: Choosing The Best College

High school students consider various factors when picking a college. From an economic viewpoint, what are the most important?

Nov 8, 2017

Economic Perspective: Potential Impact Of Meat Substitutes

For a long time, scientists have talked about the development of synthetic meat. What could the impact of a growing synthetic meat market mean?

Oct 30, 2017

Economic Perspective: Tax Cuts And Economic Growth

With the current administration releasing it's proposal for tax reform, Mike Walden looks at if the changes could spur economic and job growth.

Oct 18, 2017

Economic Perspective: Can A Slowing Auto Market Endanger The Economy?

After sizzling for several years there are worrisome signs in the auto buying market. Should we be concerned?

Oct 11, 2017

Economic Perspective: Economic Impacts of the Hurricanes

The nation received an unprecedented one-two punch from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. How will the damage be reflected in the national economy over the coming year?