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, March 17

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: March 17, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Move over small-time Bitcoin exchanges, Wall Street has arrived – ArsTechnica
Add the life expectancy gap to the list of inequalities – NY Times
A glass of milk with dinner or lunch is increasingly an anachronism – StarTribune
Why is Ukraine’s economy such a mess? – Harvard Business Review
Betting on people. Get $100,000, give up 6% of your pay – CNN
How never to get cheated by a car mechanic again – Marketwatch
Zebra mussels actually improve lake property values – Journal Sentinel
Yes, Target got warnings on data breach, but it’s not that simple – Marketplace
Amerprise CEO makes 25 times more than Thrivent CEO. Why? – StarTribune
Fred Phelps, ex-communicated from his own church, on death’s door – Daily Mail
18th century books looked a lot like smartphone screens – Clive Thompson

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