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. 10

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: October 10, 2013 - 11:35 AM

U.S. oil exports hit record in July – WSJ
Target lays off 150 in corporate staff – StarTribune
Twin Cities housing market shows signs of slowing down – MPR
Dysfunctional gov’t surpasses economy as top U.S. problem – Gallup
Brad Plumer lays out the doomsday scenario on the debt ceiling – Wonkblog
McGladrey says Wisconsin businesses less optimistic than nation – Journal Sentinel
But not everyone’s convinced a Treasury default is necessary – Robert Murphy
Old people in England are more literate than young people – Guardian
The hot market for banking compliance officers – Reuters
Are Asian messaging apps challenging Facebook and Twitter? – WSJ
Petters Ponzi scheme fundraiser Fry sentenced to 17.5 years in prison – StarTribune

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