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, Aug. 6

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: August 6, 2014 - 8:32 AM

Difficult but important for all of us: the language of finance – New Yorker
Mississippi still blocked to barge traffic south of the Twin Cities – StarTribune
Strike is on at Simplot plant in Grand Forks – Grand Forks Herald
Walgreens to remain based in U.S., forgo tax inversion – Chicago Tribune
Sprint backs off bid to acquire T-Mobile – Kansas City Star
What the Gannett spinoff could mean for the Des Moines Register – Business Record
The consolidation of Isis and the failures of western Middle East policy – London Review of Books
U.S. firms make move toward Africa, Chinese are way ahead – LA Times
Moms make less than single women, single moms make less than other moms – WSJ
Woodbury fast-tracks plans to develop old State Farm site – StarTribune

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