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 28

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends, Economics Updated: July 28, 2014 - 10:14 AM

How truck sales track the economy – Washington Post
In subprime bubble for used cars, borrowers pay high rates – NY Times
Cliffs Natural Resources fights for its life against hedge fund – Duluth News Tribune
Race for N.D. agriculture commissioner all about oil – Reuters
Germany sees an economic opportunity: immigration – Washington Post
A minimalist map of Milwaukee – Journal Sentinel
Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle & Denver are gentrifying the fastest – Cleveland Fed
Look to the Swiss for a forceful approach to executive compensation – StarTribune
Oil prospectors have shifted focus to the developed world – WSJ
American economic textbooks used to overstate Soviet GNP growth – Marginal Revolution
The Great Lakes are at the mercy of invasive species brought by ballast water – Journal Sentinel

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