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. 25

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: August 25, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Ricardo Lopez on the economy shaping the MN governor’s race – StarTribune
Brian Bakst on the same subject – StarTribune
“Weed blaster” shows promise as alternative to herbicide – StarTribune
Burger King in talks to buy Tim Horton’s, move HQ to Canada – WSJ
How Colorado’s governor struck a deal on fracking – Denver Post
In quest for oil, natural gas goes to waste – Houston Chronicle
Why the job market improved after the BP oil spill – Washington Post
U.S. rice farmers want to export to China, but can’t – LA Times
A long read on people leaving Toronto for the suburbs – Toronto Life
As fracking technology advances, companies “refrack” old wells – Reuters
No U.S. drones, not much U.S. intelligence on ground in Syria – Washington Post

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