The suburban poverty of Ferguson is not that unusual – Brookings
Dollar General ups ante on Dollar Tree in bid for Family Dollar – Bloomberg
Jobs with better pay make a comeback – Washington Post
The Workforce Investment Act has not been effective – NY Times
Schafer: Small increase to minimum wage can take big toll on profit – StarTribune
Microsoft tries to cultivate a startup’s image – New Yorker
Small business lending has been slow to recover – WSJ
Shoddy U.S. roads take toll on economy – LA Times
Minnesota’s solar power surge – StarTribune
Oil companies seek the tech savvy – Houston Chronicle