A thorough discussion of the labor market’s problems – Atlanta Fed
Of course bank profits look better when banks tap loan-loss reserves – NY Times
Long defined by critics, “big ag” is battling back – AP
Income growth in Grand Forks among nation’s best – Grand Forks Herald
Best Buy had holiday sales fell, shares plunge – StarTribune
Why Google paid $3bn for a thermostat company – New Yorker
Mark Dayton’s $1bn 2014 wish list – StarTribune
China slows lending, informal loans grow – WSJ
Hundreds expected at PolyMet hearing in Duluth – News Tribune
Wisconsin metros see housing boost – Journal Sentinel
Despite improved housing market, lots of folks shut out of mortgages – NY Times
Bengals DC Mike Zimmer to be new Vikings coach – StarTribune