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, June 12

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: June 12, 2013 - 9:04 AM
Bankers, business owners offer starkly different takes on loan availability – Washington Post
Carnage in the bond markets doesn’t get same press as moves in the Dow – NY Times
Facebook struggles with mobile, and here’s why – Atlantic
India’s Apollo Tyres to acquire Ohio’s Cooper Tires for $2.2b – Bloomberg
A few struggling industrial Midwest towns get fresh leadership – Dick Longworth
Refinances increase, mortgage rates rise to highest level since March 2012 – Calculated Risk
Canada is recruiting skilled workers across the border – Bloomberg
Selective leaking and declassification is standard procedure in Washington – Jack Shafer
Wind tower manufacturer to use ferry across Lake Michigan – Journal-Sentinel
If Pope Francis isn’t a really nice guy, he sure knows how to fake it – AP
Entertaining soccer from the U.S. last night in win over Panama – YouTube

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