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, Dec. 18

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: December 19, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Economics may be dismal, but it’s no science – John Kay
At least a few small businesses are saying to hell with the fiscal cliff – CNNMoney
Diana Nelson chosen as new chair at Carlson – StarTribune
North Dakota produced 747,239 barrels of oil per day in October – Fargo Forum
Monsanto wins $1b judgment against Pioneer – Des Moines Register
Video: “We are opening a gateway to space” – NASA
Duluth maintenance base finishes first Airbus – News Tribune
People are living longer, but dying in new ways – The Economist
Shinzo Abe presses central bank, vows new fiscal stimulus in Japan – WSJ
Childless Irish women earn 17% more than Irish men – The Atlantic
Great. The very rich are flocking to D.C. – Washington Post
Coffee industry has set its sights on China – Financial Times 

Correction appended: Diana Nelson will be the new chair at Carlson. This post originally incorrectly identified her position.

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