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, Sept. 3

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: September 3, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Holy Bill Gates! Microsoft to buy Nokia’s cell phone business for $7.2 billion – WSJ
Nokia was  founded in 1865 as a wood pulp mill in southwest Finland – Marketwatch
The significant role government plays in fostering innovation – Economist
Sport-fishing way down this summer in MN’s second-largest lake – MPR
Lots of demand for white pickups in the ND oil patch – Fargo Forum
Obama says he wants Congressional OK to bomb Syria, market rallies – Reuters
Fresh opposition for oil pipeline across Minnesota – StarTribune
The weirdest things about America, according to an Indian grad student – Business Insider
Philip Levine and Studs Terkel on the nature of work – Curator Magazine

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