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, May 3

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: May 3, 2013 - 9:37 AM

April jobs report is surprisingly strong – Reuters
U.S. trade slumps in March, imports fall to 4-year low – WSJ
300 jobs eliminated at International Falls paper mill – Duluth News Tribune
Chicago is not New York, and shouldn’t be compared to it – Midwesterner
Three charts showing how workers of the world are screwed – Business Insider
Asian ants are conquering Argentine ants in N.C. – Scientific American
Ford is adding 2,000 jobs at a Kansas City factory – Kansas City Star
An argument that U.S. manufacturing never declined – Cato Institute
“Warren is in the house”: Buffett joins Twitter – Twitter
Andreessen Horowitz drops $16.5m on Iowa-based Dwolla – USA Today

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