Big-name MN firms had a rough first quarter in the markets – StarTribune
Ezra Klein’s news website looks like it’s better than Nate Silver’s – Vox.com
Ethanol producers complain about unreliable rail service – Associated Press
Cheaper smartphones are making major inroads worldwide – Economist
David Carr asks and answers 6 questions on Comcast/TWC merger – NY Times
Lunds bets on wealthy consumers in Wayzata – StarTribune
85 people have same wealth as bottom 30%? Uh, not really – Felix Salmon
Using the jobs report to figure out who’s been left behind – John Cassidy
New estimates show Nigeria’s economy surpassing South Africa’s – WSJ