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 30

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends, Economics Updated: July 30, 2014 - 8:34 AM

U.S. GDP grew at 4% pace in second quarter – Commerce Department
Silt from heavy rains blocking Mississippi River to barges at Winona – Winona Daily News
Tech firms leave for the Bay Area for connections more than for talent – StarTribune
Press play and watch health care jobs take over the economy – BLS
Best Buy’s Joly says tablet sales are “crashing,” PC sales up – re/code
Another piece on what’s wrong with the Illinois economy – Chicago Magazine
One reason: manufacturing recovery lags in Chicago area – Chicago Tribune
Germany has trouble attracting high-skill immigrants too – Irish Independent
A discussion of the importance of not sitting – Bloomberg
Jay-Z and Beyonce are making $4 million per gig on their tour – NY Post

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