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, April 7

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: April 7, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Big-name MN firms had a rough first quarter in the markets – StarTribune
Ezra Klein’s news website looks like it’s better than Nate Silver’s – Vox.com
Ethanol producers complain about unreliable rail service – Associated Press
Cheaper smartphones are making major inroads worldwide – Economist
David Carr asks and answers 6 questions on Comcast/TWC merger – NY Times
Lunds bets on wealthy consumers in WayzataStarTribune
85 people have same wealth as bottom 30%? Uh, not really – Felix Salmon
Using the jobs report to figure out who’s been left behind – John Cassidy
New estimates show Nigeria’s economy surpassing South Africa’s – WSJ

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