Economic Perspective

Aug 20, 2019

Economic Perspective: Impact of the Rate Cut on Consumers

How does the latest interest rate cut effect consumers?

May 8, 2019

Economic Perspective: Update on the U.S. Economy

With the first quarter of 2019 behind us what have we learned about the 2019 economy, and what is the outlook for the rest of the year?

Mar 19, 2018

Economic Perspective: What Happens to Displaced Factory Workers?

Many experts think automation and technology will increasingly replace people on the factory floor, but what happens to the worker who's been replaced? NC State University Economist Mike Walden shows what the numbers say.

Mar 6, 2018

Economic Perspective: Costs of Filing Taxes

Tax time is right around the corner. Ever wonder how much money and time spent in the filing process across the country?

Feb 14, 2018

Economic Perspective: Why the Fed Wants Inflation

For many years the Federal Reserve has worried the inflation rate has been too low. Why would they want prices to rise faster?

Feb 7, 2018

Economic Perspective: Improving the Economy for Struggling Workers

The job market is improving, but not everyone is seeing their lives improve. What steps can be taken to expand prosperity?

Jan 24, 2018

Economic Perspective: Do Movers Still Like North Carolina?

Movers have flocked to North Carolina in recent decades. Are the trends that led them here continuing?

Jan 9, 2018

Economic Perspective: Automating Restaurants

Automation continues to alter the way businesses operate. As automation becomes more prevalent, how could it continue to change the restaurant industry?

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?