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, Jan. 14

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: January 14, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Casselton, ND, train wreck spilled 400k gallons of crude – StarTribune
Pig virus threatens to bump up pork costs – WSJ
Minneapolis has an affordable rental housing shortage – MinnPost
The political gulf between neighboring Duluth, MN and Superior, WI – NY Times
St. Louis County DFL resolution on copper mine reveals party rift – Duluth News Tribune
The tiny difference at the top between the best and almost-best – Marginal Revolution
It’s truly incredible how much profit the big banks make – JP Morgan, Wells Fargo
Cruise ship business still struggling through “wave season” – Economist|
Everyone wants Ireland to be a success story, but it’s not yet – NY Times
Great ideas for tormenting telemarketers (e.g., air horns) – LA Times

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