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, Dec. 5

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: December 5, 2013 - 9:05 AM

Chinese assembly-line wages keep rising – Bloomberg
Some economists think inflation may be what the economy needs – NY Times
Car-commuting is down in much of the U.S. – Washington Post
Full report on transportation, lots of interesting facts – U.S. Public Interest Research
President Obama’s speech yesterday on inequality – White House
The importance of digital literacy for college grads – 21st Century Career
Oil by rail is basically a pipeline on wheels  – NPR
Ha. Minnesota economic forecast will ratchet up political rhetoric – StarTribune
Wisconsin among states bidding for Boeing 777x production – Journal Sentinel
The young startup scene in Des Moines has hit hard times – Business Record
Subsidy for Midtown Global Market trimmed from Minneapolis budget – StarTribune

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