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 9

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: April 9, 2014 - 10:58 AM

First MN taconite of the season lands at steel mill in Indiana – Duluth News Tribune
Iowa farmland values dropped 5.4% in past six months – Des Moines Register
Fed could do better, Kocherlakota says in Rochester – WSJ
3M computer coolant promises to slash energy costs 95% – StarTribune
Smart infographic showing the probable depth of missing airliner – Washington Post
Walmart pushes its way into Roseville (Target territory) – Pioneer Press
Wisconsin-based Quad to acquire Waseca-based Brown Printing – Journal Sentinel
Beef prices hit all-time high – Chicago Tribune
Is China different? Or will binge borrowing tank its economy – New Yorker
Also, how risky is China’s shadow banking system? Answer: risky  – St. Louis Fed
Hundreds of construction workers still needed in the Bakken – Billings Gazette
TCF Bank to move offices from downtown to the suburbs – StarTribune

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