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. 21

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: October 21, 2013 - 9:27 AM

The U.S. economy likely won’t be hurt much by the gov’t shutdown – WSJ
Americans labor has lost some of its mobility – Washington Monthly
Struggling Elkhart, Ind., wins “lottery” with $150 million donation – Dick Longworth
Buyers backs out on buying Wausau Paper mill in Brainerd – Brainerd Dispatch
A nice look at Ecolab’s growing oil-related businesses – StarTribune
Manpower’s 3rd quarter earnings rise 50 percent – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Looks like economists have been wrong about the UK, which is recovering – WSJ
Restaurants with long lines are overrated – Marginal Revolution
The full story of the masterpieces stolen from Rotterdam, and destroyed – NRC Netherlands

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