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, May 6

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: May 6, 2014 - 10:11 AM

U.S. wages are still troublingly stagnant – NY Times
Steinhafel could get $26 million severance from TargetStarTribune
Early 401(k) withdrawals are the new home equity loan – Bloomberg
Report says climate change is harming the economy – WSJ
Speculation that General Mills is on Buffett’s acquisition radar – Bloomberg
Office Depot to close 400 stores, stock rallies – Reuters
U.S. trade deficit narrows in March as exports rebound – Reuters
Schafer: Holding CEO accountable is sign of a strong company – StarTribune
Hell is an understatement: A report from the Central African Republic – New Republic
Five days in whiskey country with the liquor lobby – Yahoo

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