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 9

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends, Economics Updated: May 9, 2013 - 10:14 AM

Looks like Abbott Labs has developed a disappearing stent – StarTribune
Jobless claims are down, but what the U.S. needs is more hiring – WSJ
Some stuff on how Millennials are lazy, but will save us – TIME
Shuttered Georgia-Pacific hardboard plant remains idle – Duluth News Tribune
U.S. taxpayers employ 2 million low-wage workers in the private sector – Washington Post
“Immediate deficit reduction is a drag on full economic recovery” – NY Times
British manufacturing perked up in March – Economonitor
How American universities are using Pell grants to get more rich students – Felix Salmon
Here’s the study he references – New America Foundation

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