Monthly Archives: November 2015
Monthly Archives: November 2015

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “GDP Isn’t Everything”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at whether GDP is everything.  Mike, there is much discussion today about economic growth, and ways to increase the economic growth rate.  …

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A thankful Thanksgiving for WOTUS opponents

Article Courtesy Gary Baise In a few weeks, the Attorneys General and EPA will submit briefs on whether the Court of Appeals should review EPA’s entire WOTUS rule or should it be reviewed by a U.S. District Court. There is …

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Southeastern Winter Could be Harsh, but Short

  The State Climate Office of North Carolina has completed their winter weather outlook for the remainder of 2015 and early 2016, saying that December should have few to no wintery weather events, with near to above normal temperatures during …

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Cattle Futures Push Higher on Prospective Demand

Live-cattle futures finished higher Monday, on support from expectations of increasing beef demand.  Lean-hog futures were mostly lower. Live-cattle gained as traders bet that seasonal retail demand would shift to beef following the Thanksgiving holiday. Lean-hogs were mostly lower, shedding …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Digging into Student Debt”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program digs into student debt.  Mike, college student debt continues to climb and be an issue.  In fact, student debt was the only major borrowing …

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Sweet Potatoes A Plenty this Year

  It’s been a rough harvest season this year, with many crops damaged beyond salvage by heavy rains since late September.  While the area’s sweet potato crop saw its fair share, Sue Langdon with the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission …

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Certified SC Grown Tailgate Event this Weekend

At the annual match up between University of South Carolina and Clemson this weekend, the SC Department of Agriculture will once again host the Certified SC  Grown Tailgating event prior to the game. The event is designed to showcase South …

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NC Ag Commissioner and Farm-City Week

The week of Thanksgiving is historically  Farm-City Week across the nation, a week for farmers and consumers to reach out to each other, and learn about and be appreciative of the food that farmers provide. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler …

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NC Cash Grains Rise with Futures

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 742 cattle and 99 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter and feeder cattle were lower.  Eggs:  The market is higher on extra-large and large, lower …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Chances of Getting a Job”

11-23-15 run time 2:21 Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at chances of getting a job.  Mike, the job market has improved since the dismal days of the recession.   However, …

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