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, Feb. 19

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: February 19, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Raising minimum wage seen reducing jobs, poverty – WSJ
The CBO, whose director will be in MSP tomorrow, is giving Obama a hard time – National Journal
Minimum wage hike popular in MN, not $9.50 target though – StarTribune
Lending where banks can’t, Blackstone thrives in Ireland – NY Times
Comcast looks a lot like a monopoly and US has a broadband crisis – Felix Salmon
Shrunken BP is down but not out – Economist
Beijing’s hydroelectric on Mekong has far-reaching implications – Diplomatic Courier
Wayzata clothier delivers forgotten pants to groom in Costa Rica – StarTribune
36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump – Buzzfeed

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