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, March 22

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends, Economics Updated: March 22, 2013 - 10:36 AM

As housing awakens, demand for plywood on the rise – WSJ
CYPRUS! Russia rebuffs the profligate island, EU awaits plan B – Reuters
Putin’s boyhood friend bags 21 Olympic contracts in Russia – Businessweek
Minnesota housing sales dip in February, but prices still rising – StarTribune
Virtual currencies like Bitcoin to get laundering rules – WSJ
Since 2000, Michigan has gone from high to low wage state – MLive
Chicago (and Midwest) should do more to attract foreign tourists – Midwesterner  
1994 interview with Chinua Achebe, author of “Things Fall Apart” – Paris Review

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