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, July 12

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: July 12, 2013 - 10:54 AM

125-year-old Mankato limestone plant closes after four generations – StarTribune
New head of Bank of England has his work cut out – London Review of Books
Last Place on Earth suspends synthetic drug sales – Duluth News Tribune
Wells Fargo profits rose 19% in the second quarter, to $5.5 billion – Marketwatch
Peace-loving Haight-Ashbury is scene of war over smell of bacon – WSJ
June home sales jump as higher rates motivate buyers – StarTribune
Felix Salmon thinks mobile payments will never take off – Felix Salmon
Businesses on Gulf Coast enjoy the BP payout bonanza – Economist
Rising interest rates could mean infrastructure window is closing – Washington Post

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