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 13

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: May 13, 2013 - 11:12 AM

How a trader is thinking about an eventual rise in interest rates – Reformed Broker
Retail sales up, showing some economic strengthReuters
We’ve had fewer IPOs this year than last, but more money raised – WSJ
The 400 block of Nicollet is being transformed – StarTribune
Minnesota manufacturers pivot into oil industry – StarTribune
Sappi still investing in coated paper machines – Duluth News Tribune
Bobcat breaks ground on R&D facility in Bismarck – Fargo Forum
Trend: Technology elites are shutting down their gadgets – NY Times
“Grass is literally going unmowed” – Washington Examiner
Why you should take the blame – Harvard Business Review
A video that incorporates a great 2005 commencement speech – YouTube
The full transcript of the speech, by David Foster Wallace – More Intelligent Life

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