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 22

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: May 22, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Medtronic cuts 2,000 jobs, including 500 in MN – StarTribune
Schafer: Say goodbye to medical device sales reps – StarTribune
Magnetation gets approval for fourth MN iron ore plant – Duluth News Tribune
Sales of existing U.S. homes rise to November 2009 level – Bloomberg
Turkish banks are hot, with China, Qatar jockeying for a piece – Economist
Target’s earnings short of expectations, weather blamed – Bloomberg
Gasp! Wisconsin raw milk seller accused of running retail shop – Journal-Sentinel
Paywalled: Fungus invented to replace Styrofoam – New Yorker
Welcome to the real space age, the era of private spaceflight – New York Mag
A “must read” book on the Midwest by Edward McClelland – Midwesterner

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