What are the forces moving the Minnesota economy? Adam Belz tries to identify the trends and show the connections between Minnesota and the larger U.S. and global economies. You can connect with him on Twitter: @adambelz

Opening Belz, Nov. 15

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: November 15, 2012 - 9:51 AM

‘Administrative bloat’ helps drive up the tuition costs – Bloomberg
Costco, Walmart are offering shopppers financial products – NY Times
Foreclosure rates in MN down year over year – StarTribune
Green economic shoots from China to U.S. – Bloomberg
The cost of raising a child: $1.8 million? – NY Times
Plenty of uncertainty for Essar Steel on the Iron Range – Minnesota Brown
The political divide between the Great Plains and Upper Midwest – The Midwesterner
Cheap natural gas only offers modest benefit to manufacturing – Chicago Fed 

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