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, Oct. 1

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: October 1, 2013 - 2:26 PM

Markets initially shrug off partial government shutdown – LA Times
Oh yes, Obamacare goes into effect today – Fox News
Some glitches reported as traffic snarls up sites – Reuters
Basically for now it’s like “an eBay for insurance” – Atul Gawande
Uh-oh. The Bureau of Economic Analysis site is down – BEA
IHS says shutdown will cost the U.S. economy $300m per day – Bloomberg
Orchestra talks collapse, celebrated conductor quits – StarTribune
American Crystal to default on $71m gov’t loan – Fargo Forum
Slumping sugar prices cost taxpayers $53m – StarTribune
German firm Siemens (rival of GE) to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide – Reuters
Obama disagrees with Tyler Cowen on inequality – Marginal Revolution
Apartment market tightens as home prices rise – WSJ

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