2 maps that show China's growing economic dominance in Africa

China has in the past 10 years become the dominant trading partner for Africa, displacing mostly western economies as the top importer in many countries, notably Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa.

2 maps that show China's growing economic dominance in Africa

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China has in the past 10 years become the dominant trading partner for Africa, displacing mostly western economies as the top importer in many countries, notably Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa.

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April 29

These bank economists admire Minnesota's economy

Wells Fargo analysts see the state economy from the outside, and they like what they see.
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February 11

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February 6

U.S. Bank taps "Dynamic Dozen" -- an internal millennial think tank

U.S. Bank has formed its 2015 “Dynamic Dozen,” a group of millennials chosen by the company’s senior leaders to give their perspectives on how to make U.S. Bank more attractive to their age group.
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February 3

3 maps and 3 lists on wage growth in the U.S.

Minnesota wages have grown a little faster than average since 2001, and barely better than average since the recession.
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January 27

Poverty by county in Minnesota, 2013

This is the percentage of the population living in poverty in Minnesota, by county, 2013.
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January 27

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2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
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January 22

Minnesota employers cut 5,200 jobs in December

The state unemployment rate still fell to 3.6 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
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The Midwest is outpacing the South in creating manufacturing jobs

If you read much, you’d be tempted to believe that the Southeast is getting all the manufacturing jobs these days, and that the Midwest and the North in general are losing out.
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January 13

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January 11

CoCo celebrates 5-year anniversary

When CoCo opened in 2010, there was no co-working in Minnesota.
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Minnesota, Upper Midwest economy expected to grow a little faster in 2015

Economists at the Minneapolis Fed say the 2015 economic picture is "painted with optimism."
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