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 6

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: May 6, 2013 - 9:11 AM

Stock market futures flat this morning after record-setting Friday –USA Today
April was a pretty solid month for new business filings in MN – Pioneer Press
The cable television industry is in trouble – New Yorker
Small businesses are divided on the online sales tax – Washington Post
Reservists serve their country, and then lose their jobs – LA Times
Caterpillar “has set a new standard for...labor agreements" – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Cod in Newfoundland, coal in Kentucky, all industries shall pass – Daily Yonder
Ford Motor is monitoring Keystone negotiation, lists it as lobbying item – The Hill
A rundown of who else is lobbying on the Keystone pipeline – FuelFix
The failed rescue of the last survivor at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh – NY Times

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