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, July 24

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends, Economics Updated: July 24, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Big problems in the global steel market, China edition – Yahoo
Vikings won’t enhance stadium to make it safer for birds – StarTribune
Interesting, wide-ranging QA with Larry Summers – New Republic
Ethiopia becomes China’s China in search for cheap labor – Bloomberg
Southeast Wisconsin hospitals are starting to control costs – Journal Sentinel
Minnesota names marijuana program director (it’ll be a business, folks) – StarTribune
Upstart outboard engine maker ditches gasoline for propane – Journal Sentinel
U.S. to railroads: Remove or retrofit old oil tanker in 2 years – StarTribune
Winona chain-maker Peerless sold to Japanese firm for $80 million – Winona Daily News
Somali singer, politician who lived in St. Cloud murdered in Mogadishu – St. Cloud Times
A visit to Sana’a, the old, beautiful and strange capital of Yemen – Idle Words
Kansas City plans $75 million training facility for U.S. Soccer – KC Star

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